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May 3, 1961. I thought you. wouldtfce interested 
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Holt,, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 

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Trilla* Illinois, and Mr. Bpoye^s f eply pi 
May 5, 1961. I thou^ityou^oald be interested 
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Pocket Books, Inc.. 

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Your letter of April 26 his been received, and 
I want to thank you for your kind coxnments. I am pleased to 
learn that ybii found my book, '^stfers of Deceit, " informative^ 

It is always good to hear from citizens who 
demonstrate ah awareness of the prbblems* facing this Nation 
arid a sincere desire to prepare themselves £o jneet the 
communist challenge to our f rgedom. 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing some 
material which you.inay like to read. 

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& £ej#ir Hoove): 



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April 26, 1961 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
Director, FBI 
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Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Mavi thank you for your marvelous and 
informative bookCMMasters of Deceit and for your unending 
loyality and devotion in alerting us and in defending us 
against the Communist conspiracy. 



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promoted in 1Mb ctaairy* 

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April 18, 1961 



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have come home to cold rain and even snow« 

1 hope that you are finding "Masters of Deceit" by J* Edgar Hoover, 
Directpr Federal Bureau of Investigation* interesting and enlightening 
as to the JSommi^atJ^d^ 

I don T t kkow just what literature I gave you covering the House Committee 
on Un-American Activities report illustrating communist strategy ar.d 
tactics in the rioting which occurred during the committee hearings 
in San Francisco, May 12-14, I960 so 1 am sending you such available 
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COMMUNIST TARGET - YOUTH 

EXPOSE OF SOVIET ESPIONAGE MAY I960 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT COMMUNISM • 

COMMUNIST PARTY, JUSA 

THE COMMUNIST MENACE; Red Goals and Christian Ideals 

ONE NATION'S RESPONSE TO COMMUNISM - Septembeir, I960 

and three leaflets THE TRUTH about Communism, published by a student 
group-Political Science Club-Marquette University High School, Milwaukee 3, 
Wisconsin: 

' No. 1 - COMMUNISMS GREATEST ASSET: OUR IGNORANCE 

No. 2 - A History of Treachery and Aggression 
No* 3 - Soviet Strategy 'for World Conquest 



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Ycutjt sincerely i 



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Peter E« Renischler 
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^"Masters of Deceit" in the list of books contained in the ADL's bibliography for 
"The Profile of Communism. " 



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• this matter. 

\ gone all Out in "Masters of Deceit" to give the ADL credit for fighting communism 
'J yet when the ADL published a list of outstand ing books regarding communism 
they had omitted "Masters of Deceit. " I told l I this certainly denoted 
a slap in the face rather than the extreme credit that was deserved. < 

was obviously very disturbed. Hfe^ftg^^^S^s a perfectly 



stupid oversight and definitely a big boner on the part of 4$?$^ ?2 ?$&$ ed naturally 
this would certainly be rectified in the next printing of their book and he would 
contact appropriate ADL officials by long distance telephoneimmediately in 
this regard." He asked that his apologies be expressed to the Director. He stated^ 
he wanted the Director to know it was not his fault personally but most certainly 
the fault of the ADL officials who had done the editing. 



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of Mr« Schults* absence from the country* F&r this 
reason his secretazy took the liberty of sending your 
letter to roe, since I am directly responsible for the 
publication of "The Profile of Communism* » 

In publishing this book* we tried to develop a publication 
which would meet needs as we saw them and would deal with 
the theoretical, not so xnach the descriptive, aspects of 
communism* We do not claim perfection for the publication 
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I ! m enclosing a copy of the letter which I sent Mr. Schultz as well] LS 

as a copy of, "The Profile of Communism. " As you can detect from — ; 

my letter I was deeply disturbed and upset when I didn't see your *-= 
excellent book listed. In fact, I forced myself to wait a few days, 
to allow my redheaded temper to cool, before writing this enclosed to 
the ADL. 

IVe been asked if you have ever publicly stated or written your views 
on outlawing the Communist Party. If you have may I have a copy 
of the statement; if not are you in the position to express your ' 
opinion for the record. 



Shares our deepest respect, admiration and gratitude for your 
ddyoted service and loyalty to America. 



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I have received your letter of April 26 and want to take 
this Opportunity to thank you for your kind remarks. It is reassuring 
for me to know of your interest in my bookr- ^Masters of Deceit, n and 
also that you found the material I furnished you of value* 

As a matter of policy, I am unable to suggest a specific 
program for the use of your study group* However, it is always pleasing 
to hear from citizens who demonstrate ah awareness of the problems 
facing this country, and a sincere desire to prepare themseiyes to xneiet 
the communist challenge to; our freedoms* 

I appreciate the generous comments you made in expressing 
your Confidence in me and in my administration, of the FBI. The success 
this Bureau has attained is due in no small measure to the dedicated 
efforts of my associates who have given so freely of their time and talents; 



Sincerely yours, 

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1723 W. 254th St. 
Lomita, Calif. 

J. Edgar Hoover 

U. S. Dept. of Justice 

F.B.I. 

Washington 25, D. C. ' %n C 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

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I would like first to thank you for sending so much informative 
literature to further our knowledge of the criminal conspiracy, Communism. Your 
presentation is so wonder M due to the fact that you stress God & Country as one, 
working together to maintain our freedom. 

A group of our friends & neighbors are becoming more & more interested 
in "doing something" to combat Communism. We are writing letters of our Congress- 
men, Senators, Representatives, etc. , asking for any literature available, their ideas, 
& help in learning as much as possible along'these lines. We are (my husband & I) 
having the films "Communism on the Map" & "Operation Abolition" shown in our home 
on April 27, & I would appreciate any ideas you would be kind enough to give us on 
how we should set up a program to follow up these films, as far as a study group is 
concerned. 

A handful of us have already seeriythe two films & feel they are good to 
start the interest. 

We are obtaining copies of "Masters of Deceit" also, which we feel is a 
good handbook for everyone. Mr. Hoover, Las one person, trying in just a, small way 
to help others realize how important it is to start in our homes — with our children & 
let them know how wonderful the gift of life is, not to abuse our minds with the like 
feelings of the Communists, & infetill in them as well as ourselves the need for more 
patriotism to God & Country, want to congratulate you on the job you have done in the 
past, & the job you will do in the future. r A : 

Never has there been one organization as strong & above reproach as j 

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Please do not let anyone ever make you change your ideas & convictions. 



Many, many thanks to you & your organization f£ffy al & t^g^elp 



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Washington. He said tnat a group 'in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are interested in 
buying from 1, 000 to 5, 000 copies of "Masters of Deceit" in order that a copy of the 
book could be placed in each motel and hotel room in Myrtle. Beach. He inquired as to 
the identity of the publisher and the publisher's address and this was furnished him. 



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had not been worked out but that he would communicate with, the Director in the near 
future regarding progress of the plans to distribute "Masters of Deceit. " 



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identifiable in.Bureau files. At a meeting of the Georgia Klans in -May, 1948, 
a check was made of license plates sparked in front of the K lan, meeting location. 



of Ohio, South Carolina, 



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J have received your letter of April 28 and 
appreciate your kind remarks concerning my book, "Masters 
of Deceit," as well as. other statements of mine you have read. 

•In, response to your request, I would iike to 
point out that it has always been my policy to refrain from; in- 
jecting the FBI or jnyself into problems relating to legislation. 
Within the. Department of Justice, the v question as to. the desir- 
abiUty or undesir ability of legislation Is strictly a. function of 
the Attorney General.. The matter you dispussedf alls within 
that category* and I am sure you can understand my position; 

For your information, this Bureau does not 
maintain a mailing list for the purpose you indicated; however,, 
I am enclosing some material dealing with the general subject 
pf communism which yp% may like to. reacL 



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What Yon 'Can Do To Fight Communism 
4-61 LEB Introduction . 

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publications because of yemarks made in his incoming, as well b?c 

as information in Bufiles concerned with his speeches and 
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debating) on the subject of Communism with the hope and 
expectation that our citizens will be awakened to the danger Ihf 
and seek the knowledge, in depth, which is needed to 
oppose it . 

In this connection I should like to express rS 
my appreciation for your fine statements which I quote 

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liberally. ..and for your excellent book, MASTERS OF DECEIT ,_* \« 
which I always recommend as step number one. Would it be—* 

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possible for me to receive copies of your talks as they 
are released from time to time? 

Also I note that a bill has been introduced in 
Congress (HR 2302) to outlaw the Communist Party. And, I 
do recall that somewhere I had read that you did not feel 




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wherein he commended Director for the book ^'Masters of .Deceit " 
and set forth proposals for "initiating weekl^meg£ings to 
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of April 26 in which you commented so generously concerning * «g? 
"Masters, of Deceit. •« I wrote this book in the hope that it would ^ 
become a useful text for Americans' and free people throughout 
the world who were interested, in learning more about the true 
nature and objectives of the communist menace. Letters such 
as youra are reassuring: and confirm that the publication is 
serving Its intended. purpose. 

*U response to your request, I am enclosing some 
material oh the general.subject; of communism which you inay like 
toreacjy Some of these* items dohtain suggestions as to Methods 
all of us can use in combating subversive influences. : 

Sincerely yours, 

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. Commumst nlusiona. and .^niocratic Reality- 

BrTir^r. Director's Speech. 1.0-18-60 The Americah Iieglon 




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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, 
Director, F.B.I. 
Washington, D.C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

After reading your most enlightening book 
"Masters of Deceit". I would like to tell you how interesting 
and informative I found it. You have done 'a wonderful job 
not only in your book - in exposing the Communist Menance. 

1 am hiHgly recommending it to all I comein contact with. 
You are certainly doing a wonderful job! 

Do you think it possible that you might send 
me copies of your recent talks regarding this communist 
threat? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your 
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to those official agencies specifically authorized to receive it.-"* ^ 
•f he individuai you mentioned, is in error when she claims, thatgshe 
received this information froni the FBI* c _ 'I 

Your interest in our published material and. "Masters 
of deceit" is appreciated. My book was intended ks a basic, tefct " 
' on coramunism, and I jiope you will findit helpful* I regret that 
I am unable to comply with your request for copies of "Communist 
Target— Youth" inasmuch as our supply has been depleted; however . f 
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Quite sometime ago I wrote to you concerning a man and an organization about 
which I had hoped you could give me some information* In your kind reply 
youanformed me that the F.B # I» is strictly an investigative organization 

and as such does not "take . evaluations or draw conclusions as to the character 
or integrity of any organization, publication or individual ♦ " 

zOn the basis of this information from you I chaHe'Sged a speaker who came to 
our church last night ♦ She told of a "friend"' whom she said passed out pamph- 
lets and spent much tine accusing others of being Conmunists. The speaker said 
her friend finally said she was working to overthrow the government ♦ The speaker 
■said she called the F.B # I. and they said that her friend was a Communist. 



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When I challenged her saying that the F.B.I, does not reveal to individuals who 
are or are not Communists she changed her story somewhat and said that when she,, 
e&plained about the woman's behavior to the F.B.I, they said she must be a 
Communist. Does this make sense to you? The Dallas Office^ of the F.B;I. would- 
n't disclose if some one was a Communist would they? Mach of what she said was 
disturbing to me. Was I wrong in challenging her statements? 

Tfiere seems to be so many accusations and counter accusations going on I become 
quite confused and at times even freightened. Where can we go for the truth? 

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I, am studying your book, "Masters of Deceit", hoping it will help, me to under- 
stand what is happening. x 

I^send the articles you sent and have passed them to my friends. I would like 
several more copies of "Communist Target - Youth" to give out. 

My sincerest appreciation for taking time to read my letter. Any suggestions or 
comments you might be able to offer will be gratefully accepted. 

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May 4, 1961 




Mr. Clyde Tolson 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

United States .Department of Justice 

Room 5744 

Washington ^ D.C. 

Dear Mr* Tolson: 



Thank you for the check of $1,664.92^0 
cover our Invoice Number 794970 datecL 
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May 1,. and. I ; do. want you to know that j am most appreciative 
of your generous comments about, my administration of the FBI. 

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been of assistance to you in.'becoming beKirlnformed of the 

communist menace, to view of your interest, I am- enclosing / 

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Washington D C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

I am writing to commend you on your 
excellent work in the F. B. I. The courage of nien such 
as you is a beacon for others who realize now that f they 
must be more alert to the dangers in our country. J. Your 
book Masters of Deci^Lhas .helped make us all concious 
of the' dangers of communism. 

Thank you for working so hard when the 
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- Tfour letter of May 1 has been received* and 
t appreciate your favorable comments regarding.my book,, 
"Masters of Deceitr*' 

- Your concern, about communism is under- 
standable, and your desire to. take active jneasures in 
opposing It is reassuring. It has always been my firm belief 
that a broad knowledge of the objectives* and operations of the 
communist, conspiracy is essential if we: are to effectively 
Tesist its influence. Armed with this .understanding cur 
people will be able to detect communist efforts to infiltrate 
every segment of our American way of; life; 

You should find a wide variety of material 
available on this subject in your local public library, and 
1 am; enclosing .some literature which may .also be of assist- 
ance to you.. *As 

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Mr. J. EDGAR HOOVER L 

Chief, FBI' 
Washington, D.C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover r 

I wish to compliment you on your hard-hitting and 
alarming book ^MASTERS OF DECEIT in expose of the insidious 
Communist entrenchment tactics in our hemisphere. Needless 
to say, I am at last awake to the danger which has if or many 
years threatened our freedom. Yet I am very concerned thafe 
perhaps the majority of our people refuse to trouble them- 
selves with a study of the cancerous growth which threatens 
to destroy all they have — including most likely their 
lives . 

As a consequence of my reading (which I am now 
supplementing with the study of many volumes), I have formu- 
lated certain motions which* if translated into action, may 
start mass civil demonstrations of understanding of the 
threat and resultant methods of action. As such serious 
plans must be regarded with caution, I wish to link my pro- 
cedure with established official organizations. 

To the point, I am interested , in initiating weekly 
meetings to acquaint as many persons as possible with the 
dangers that face them, in the shortest possible time. From 
such meetings, which will be, without equivocation, for the 
direct purpose of fighting Communism, should come a definite 
plan of action. 

Salient points in establishing primary objectives J/rtftf 
in these meetings will be: p. 105 ^ 95^/^ y ^ l 

1. Study of Communist aims for world dominatio n./ 

2. Study of the methods employed by Communists to^ 
agitate, infiltrate and vilify our way of life. m 







3. Possible citizen leverage to institute legis- 
lation which* would 'cause either deportation or incarceration 
of communists who" are known to be already in a position to 
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propaganda machine to? - - 

(a) -Combat the hysterical and mendatious prating 
attacks on freedom-aoving peoples. - Thii would; include a full- 
scale description of the "real" aims of Communism, which means 
the absolute domination of all, by means of force alone. 

.. =, - .. ,CW Describe with impact all mistakes made within 
the Communist encirclement.,, with a" view to showing "border-line 
communists." that Bolshevism's claimi to "perfection" are utterly 
false.:; in:short $., to actually employ their own methods' of '-'- ": 
propagahday but substituting" tru'th for deceit... ".."_". 

f. To "seek a new affirmation of '"real" ..Americanism 
.and a new affinity with the basic precepts qf .Christianity. _ . - 

■ - Any suggestions you : may have or- literatum,- or in- : 
formation whatever concerning the sinister cancel of Communism - 
and means to suppress it will be gratefully-apjjrfe^ated. 




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and the thought prompting your communication, is appreciated. 

It was indeed good of you4;o give me the beriefit 
of your comments concerning ;iay book ^Maste r s of. Dece i t , ^ 
and I am pleased to learn that you foundlt to be of valufeln yclur 
study bf^the problem of communism* I wrote this book with 3 
the hope that it would become a primer for those who wanted r to ^ 
learn the true nature and objectives of the Communist Party, 
USA, and letters such as yours are reassuring since they ipdicaffc 
this purpose is. befog achieved. While I am. truly jippreqiative of 
*gie thoughtf illness on which jfoflr idea as to further dissemination 
J$f the book is predicated, no suggestions come to mind as tp how 
you can accomplish your objective. I want to thank you, howe^dr, / r 
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and I am greatly disturbed. 

I have a, suggestion to makerthat this book be, read 
to the American people, page <by. page, on television or radio to 
stir them out of complacency. I realize that such.a project isn't 
inyoUrbaliwick, but could you' suggest whom J?might write about 
this so as to do/the most good? 

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Your letter of May 5, 1961; has been received. 
The interest -which prompted you to /write is appreciated, and 
I was .pleased to learn of the favorable-reception afforded my 
book, "Masters of Deceit, " at your college. 

Your concern about communism is understand- 
able, arid; your desire to acquire a better knowledge of the 
nature of this menace is reassuring. In response to your 
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may Tie. o$ assistancje,. 



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Dear Sir: ! 

I would like to get any, information I could on communism 
so that I can understand better *the grave, situation we are facing. 

I know that you are an authority on this question, because 
you have faced this problem for a long time thus, I write to you. 

Your book, v n Masters of; Deceit, M is highly praised in our 
Encyclicals Class and I intend to become the master of it during the. Summer, 
also we had your words referred to time and time again in different reports 
and newspaper clippings. 

Any assistance you can give me will be greatfully welcomed. 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

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of Deceit. 11 Surely an honest reading of this great book by 
raan^thousands of Americans will do much to stem the Red 
tide. I am personally grateful for the great work being 
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and the interest which prompted you to write is appreciated. I 
want to thank you for your generous remarks ctmcerning iny book 
and for your good wishes, Your concern regarding .the inena'ce 
of communism is indeed understandable, 

I isrould like to point out that thl£ Bureau is carrying 
out its program of assigned responsibilities, in the internal 
security field to the fullest extent in a thorough khd expediUoils 
manner. In view* of yofai* interest, I am enclosing;a copy of 6m 
of my receni statements, containing suggestions for citizens, 
which you may like to read. Also enclosed is literature j?er- ^ 
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I have been reading and studying your book "Masters of DeceiL M I .was 

prompted to do so by a deep conviction to learn something about Communism 

and be able to tell others about it. Altho I have some more .work .to do ^y^Q^X^^ 

it, and I have not gpne before a 'group yet, it looks like Twill need more \r 

time than one night of 1 1/2 hrs to cover thoroughly. 

I write mainly, for any other information, or suggestions yo u might have 
to offer ,y If any movement is being conducted f rom vour^depaytment , to 
stem the tide of Commimismlm d^dueate-oa^ ' I plan 

to ask our pastor next Wed. Nite for a Wed. night service in our church to 
explain some of the things as given in your book (It should be required, 
reading for every American man, woman, boy and girl) and 1 see if it wanbis 
the people up to hear more. 

Mr, Hoover, it is time we quit this pussyfooting around with such characters 
to just iiun loose to undermine us in any 4 such manner. Too, from your book, 
I may misquote from memory^ the. Smith* Act reads pretty strong and sound 
but seems to need application ^ r v* . ♦jsubjects^to punishment. . ; any one 
conspiring to overthrow pur government by force or otherwise. The*way-I 
look at it the minute a person becomes connected with the Commuhist^arty 
hfe becomes a conspirator -to oyerthrowour government^ force or otherwise, 
f whiuier or not he commits any other unlawful act - That!s what v Cornmunilm 
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My dear sir: 

I was honored beyond measure recently in recieving a personal letter 
of thanks from yourself in response to a letter I had sent you. 

1 feel I musUwrlte again now - I have just read the first chapters 
of your oookrMASTERS OP DECEIT, 

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You, sir, are the master - of such dignity and simplicity of expression 
and of such true and honorable sincerity that this book is one of the 
fine reading experiences of my life. Por many reasons; because it in- 
dicates once again the superb quality of your leadership; t&ause it 
comes at the time It is needed most and fills the need ultimately; 
because it is at once eloquent and completely understandable. 

Please forgive my foolish words and accept the gratitude I mean to ' 
express. You are fulfilling a Sod-given destiny and we are so lucky 
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This paper is dedicated to the work of informing the individual of 
his rights and responsibilities and how he can effectively work to 
keep them in an age when friend and foe alike would dissolve them 
or subrogate them. The threat to us all today is the annihilation 
of our rights, on the one hand hy a foe who has foremost in his 
political philosophy the destruction of our way of life* and on 
the other, an' interpretation of our government which would make our 
choices for us and order our lives according to its definition of 
what is "best for us. CONSCIENCE hopes to inform each reader, of the 
matters that concern his individuality and would do harm to his 
rights, so. that he can .act to counteract them if he chooses. And 
for he who already is aware it will iserve as a support of his "be- 
liefs and as a means of gathering information which he might find 
too remote to locate, though vitally necessary in his fight to 
maintain his precious freedom. 



APRIL 1961 



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GLOSSARY 

PATRIOTISM, (obsolete) The love of one's country; zealous, support of 
its authority and interests „ The belief in, and respect of, its laws 
and principles as being fundamental and truthful; a conviction that 
often is strong enough to make one fight and even die to uphold them. 
Because- this feeling is so closely associated with 'undesirable 1 
qualities of selfishness and pride > it 'no longer has the universal 
acceptance it once had* Since pride and an 'inordinate desire to ex- 
cel ' t have become indications of mental disorder, and a more whole- 
some attitude of humility and desire fo.r equality are the golden 
fleece of modern society© patriotism, by association, has come to be 
looked upon as a. questionable attribute* Occasionally, when an indi- 
vidual rises to, make .a plea for a, return to patriotism he is branded 
senile,, ins'ane, or fascist ic,» . and at any rate discounted* 
CHAUVINISM* Vainglorious patriotism carried to a mock-worthy extreme, 
(from Nicolas Chauvin, a French soldier so unceasing in his praise 
of Napoleon that he was publicly mocked and derided in the popular 
plays of the time*) The* chauvinist is fanatical enough to believe his 
country is the only one of any merit* At best this is considered a 
sick mental at tifrude;:of -certain amusing qualities, and as such might 
soon be heard to describe those unrealistic, non-visionary individuals 
•who win rise to fervently deny the subordination, of the, sovereign 
rights of their country to the jurisdiction of a world government and 
a world court. .„*'.£" 

JINGOISM* The mighty> sword- rattling conviction that one's country is 
omnipotent, and a bellicose desire to prove it, by infliction, to the 
rest of the world* The jingoist is out,, every parade day, to glory in 
the sight and sound, of- the tanks and cannons. . .his heart throbs with 
their rumble* He thrives on w"ar#,..any w a r will do- hot or cold- it's 
war to him* His armies are the greatest, his rockets the heaviest- he 
owns the moonl He is so mighty, that he has only *to pound his shoe on 
the table and the* sound reverberates around the-worldi And when he- 
says 'the United States' must not be provocative 1 he is justifiably 
proud when that country trembles before his words, as though they 
were, his tanks rolling crushingly over the land. 

FASCISM* Absolute control in the hands of a central authority for the 
purpose of power. By suppression of any opposition as well as the 
^rights of the citizens, this government works toward its own aggrand- 
izement, ever decreasing the power of the citizenry to increase tne 
scope of the government* This phenomenon is noted to appear when 
nations are in a critical state- the weakness in the people » s which 
led to the 'crisis, enables a power-craven despot .to manipulate them, 
and with false promises of raising them from -despair, he clamps upon 
them, quite firmly, £he" chains of tyranny. Evidently some people 
sense this impending fraility in this decade, for the warning cry of 
'fascist'" is heard increasingly often. Oddly enough, this sort o£ 
name- calling, is reserved to the practice^ of one faction, of ouij politi- 
cal society* Case in point: how likely is it that .President Kennedy 
will ever enjoy the description of 'fascist* as a result of his oft- 
repeated pleas for more authority, more control, in the executive* • 
branch of our government? 

PEACE* (archaic) The state of tranquillity and quiet; absence of war. 
Those times when governments are notably powerful, peace is notably 
scarce. In modern usage, the word 'peace' 1 is used to denote a desire 
to* avoid armed conflict at any price* synonym: fear. 
In modern Russian usage the word means of, or pertaining to, the 
goals of communism. That which furthers the end of this ideology is 
peaceful, as, "if they take a gun, they take a peaceful gun, contain- 
ing a peaceful bullet, and kill you peacefully and put you in a 
peaceful grave. Peace is the historical synthesis when communism 
defeats the remainder of the world and establishes world communist 
dictatorship, v which is peace*" 1 " 

*Dr* Frederick SchWarz, February 29, 1957, House Committee on 
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ANOTHER SIANT ON THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY 

While the newspapers have "been quite generous recently in news of 
the John Birch Society, a curious reader w a s hardly informed as to 
wh^t;, the -society stands -for, "what its-activities- ar e, -and" e spec i- 
allyrwhat had "been done to k= raise such clamor of indignation*. In* 
researching^ this* article we*noticed some' interesting facts: 1) the 
newspaper articles were, evidently, nation-wide- and held the same *- 
conclusions r 2) statements—appeared verbatim in -papers of different 
cities (i.e. •Communism ;has Karl Marx 1 s- Communist Manifesto , -Nazism 
had Adolf Hitler 1 s-Hein Kampf*, *and the John. Birch Society has 
Robert" Welch's Blue Book'); and*3) one of the Communist objectives 
for 1961 is . the paralysis of anti-Communist organizations. 
We hoper in this article, to present a more "factual, a more pene- 
trating, and a more accurate explanation of the John Birch Society, 
and in so' doing separate the facts from the- journalism* Mr. Prank P. 
Adams, San Francisco attorney and member of the John £ij££b Society:, 
has been most helpful in-advice and verification of the work. All 
quotations are fronr the Blue Booiprby Robert Welch. 

The purpose of the society, as explained by the press j is to fight 
Communism. This is partially true; But this- is only one phase of the 
objectives i an immediate-one to be sure, immediate because if it is 
not accomplished the other objectives w ( ill -become unnecessary- or, 
more accurately, impossible. 

In examining, the John Birch Society, for simplicity and clarity, let 
us use one image- we shall explain the purposes and activities of the 
society through the eyes of a member; we shall describe a <«Jo3in* 
Bircher 1 . * 

The John Bircher sees, as history has shown, "that the greatest enemy 
of man is, and always has been, government. And the larger, the more 
extensive that government, the greater the enemy". History has also 
shown him, by abundant repetition, the trends by which a government 
increases in size and power and the individual loses his rights and 
freedom. He sees this trend- collectivism- far progressed in this 
country, arid is dedicated to reversing it before it can carry us to 
its natural conclusion. In Santayana*s words, those who will not 
learn from history are condemned to repeat it. 

The Greeks, under the guidance of Pericles and Cleon, become increa-s-. 
ingly collectivized until the citizen looked to the government for his 
bread. After their decay and conquest the Roman civilization rose, and 
by the same trend the Greeks had followed, became so collectivized 
that Diocletian (a.d. 284-305) centralized all power in Rome, enacted 
vast public works programs, controlled w a ges and established price- 
fixing, .from foods and clothing to building materials. This is the 
story of easement of personal responsibility by a benevolent govern- 
ment, and the resulting moral degeneracy and ultimate decay of a whole 
civilization. 

The John Bircher does not want to repeat this history. 
People say, 'but we can never have that fate*.. we know what happened 
to the Romans and the Greeks. 1 What are we doing to reverse the same, 
deadeningly similar, trend? Is knowing your grandmother died of cancer 
enough to cure yourself of it? 
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necessary and helpful now, no matter how futile and harmful they 
have been shown to be ~ in the past* "Of course exactlytthe opposite 
is -true* The more complex the economic life of *a nation becomes; 
the more ^nearly infinite the shades and grades of impulse^which - 
determine the proper* interchanges and relationships between its ' 
components become y then the more impossible and ridiculous is any 
undertaking to plan* and control~those relationships- and the^more 
the automatic working of a- completely free market is needed," 
The founding fathers of the United- States of America benefitted 
from' the lessons of the past; and made our* government y as well as 
they were able, foolproof to the means by which others -governments 
all through* the ages have destroyed themselves*- By vesting the 
greatest authority in the individual- and the greatest jurisdiction 
on- the local- or more ^immediate- level they sought to keep for the 
individual his freedom and his rights, and for the government the 
assurance that power~in the hands of^a few could^never destroy 
it* - *" I 

The John Bircher further -re cognizes the fact that the people of the 
United States have lost, in great part, their faith- both- in God 
and in man. "When an^ individual American, or any other human being, 
sees himself as no longer responsible to a Divine Being, but as- 
merely a living accident, not connected in any way -with cosmologi- 
cal purpose^ it becomes far* easier for-him to make his decisions 
about his own life and actions- entirely on the basis of his temporal 
comforts and* the^ earthly^ desires of his own- personality. " Man now 
believes that everything is relative- relative* to *the moment, rela- 
tive to the situation; life* is dynamic* This lack of values, denial 
of eternal principles and absolutes leads man to Judge of the moment 
and to increasingly suiV his, morals to his desires* 
The John Bircher believes that man is a part of an eternal purpose, 
and to achieve an increasing awareness* of that purpose he must make 
a cons'tant effort, towards it* Men before us have contributed to 
knowledge of , our purpose, and it is his responsibility to build upon 
this knowledge, to further contribute to man*s constant progress. He 
is grateful to God, grateful to all the noble men of the past, for 
this life and the environment for the life which was given him; and * 
"responsible, to God andnnan, <to be worthy of the human race at its 
best. 

He, then, wants to cure his country of collectivism and heal her 
'growing wound of faithlessness* "But whereas stopping the disease of 
collectivism is a matter of honest -diagnosis and drastic surgery, 
this equally gigantic problem is one of restoration rather than of 
removal. We have to find something to live for, that is greater than 
ourselves* or we surely fall back from the semi-civilized*level of 
existence, which man has laboriously achieved, into a moral jungle 
and its concomitant intellectual darkness. ** .Before our very eyes lie 
all the incentives a man needs to set him back on the road of striv- 
ing towards moral perfection, true intellectual greatness, civilized 
relationships and eternal hope* for a still better and greater future, 
which seemed to him to be such natural goals a hundred years ago." 
But America is in the unique position of being under a double threat: 
the internal erosion of collectivism and moral degeneration, and the 
external commination of destruction by Communism* While she must dili- 
gently work to rebuild her internal body, she must also drive away 
her external foe. "For the truth I bring you is simple, incontroverti- 
ble, and deadly* It is that, unless we can reverse forces which now 
seem inexorable in their movement, you have only a few more years be- 
for tiie country in which you live will become four separate provinces 
in a world-wide Communist dominion ruled by police-state methods from* 
the Kremlin* The map for their division and administration is already 
drawn* .* .2»or whether you believe it or not, we are far along in a 
gathering crisis tha't is going to make us all search deeply into our 



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"beliefs, and into the values. ahd« loyalties that motivate 'our actions. 
This is a KOELD-WIDE D £t tie; -the fir^tpinrhisiq;^^ and \ 

* darkness; "between " freedom «andr Slavery f between: -the spirit^of/ChrJsti- - • - * 
anity and -the/spirit- of -anti-iChrist* for the^s^ul - and ^bodies of'menv 
Let • s win that~battle~by alertness? J by determination, "by courage; by 
an energizing realization "of -the v danger >^if we^ can; but let*s *win* i i<t, 
even with-our* lives-, /if. the' time, comesr when we must* 11 *■ -^ 

The JohuBircher, thenv is, dedicated to the reversal'Vf~££e collect!- , \j 

Vist trend and return- to the principles under which*. this country* was ^ 
•founded^ and has progressed; to the, increasing ^responsibility of' man 

: to^hls purpose, to progress* and to 1 victory r ^in the battle, between^ * * " "** 

Communism-and. freedom-,- f of- himself ^and-'f or^ the world* - , > 

Because 6/ -the amazing, progress with which the Communist Conspiracy * 
is.^aphieving; its goals'v our^frst^cbncefn is in /victory over this foe 
who i has threatened us with -extf notion; our , action must* be fast, mus^t * >, 
be- thorough*, and must' -be accompli she d? with a -unity of direction and- , 

a^modicuin of was.te- of time, energy and money ♦ * "*'•".. " * 
,To most effectively carry out this assignment, the John Birch * Society' 
ds* formed as a legal corporation~with the purpose o if 4; giving out iriforfc 
matipn £o people who wish v to .receive; i$. Complete authority and control 
come from" the founder- leader, Robert.* Welch; and *the 26-man "national , 
council. The council- advises and" guides -Mr; Wel;ch in procedural * and [ * 
organizational matters, and in v matters* of policy; -and has the final * 
and absolute authority^ to select; his successor 'if and when^anacci- 
deri't , " s ui c i de " *, # o r„ any t hi ng suf f i c i ent ly fatal i . s* arranged f o r &ii m by 
the Communists- or he -simply dies in«bed of old* age and a cantankerous, 
disposition* .* ** \ Every effort is made to keep the society* freer from- 
infiltration, and to protect itsVmembers., . . -,* 

Lest, anyone take up the cry*of Eric \Se varied, who claims *t hi s country^ 1 
is no ^longer .uhderany danger of infiltration- by/Commurii sts -, ^let him , + * 

remember thait it was testified before ^the House Committee ^onUn-Amerl- + - 
can Activities b^ a.n* exrCommunist Party -member -that .every major news 
^service, every .ma'jor^magaziney every major radio" network is in^iltratr* 
,ed by Communists of a position high enough t*6 influence* policy; . V * ., 

The John Birch Society has* a ten-point program which, it follows in / - 
educating the American people, of the threat to their freedom, and, s to * 

t arousing them to 'act against it: * . >' . 

.!•. Dissemination of Americanist books and pamphlets- as widely as ' ' 
possible* , . * ; * 

v 2* Promotion of the circulation of the best conservative periodicals*; ' 
into college libraries , and , f rat ernlty* houses,' doctors 1 offices, and 
other waiting' rooms. * J ,''",'», 

3. Enlargement of the audiences" of commentators such as Fulton Lewis, 
Clarence Maiii on: by letters of praise to their sponsors and patronage, 
of those sponsors; and by request's to networks. ' * < M 

4* tetter writing: not only to legislators, but to newspapers, maga- ' " 

zines, radio and television sponsors, educators, lecturers, foundation 
heads and everyone else whose' opinions, actions, and decisions- count 
for anything, in .the ultimate total actions and decisions.- ' * 
5* 6rganization::of fronts for many different purposes, Including the - 
wide- spread use of petitions. , * .* . " r ' ' * i 

6.. Waking iip the American people to the seriousness of our danger by 
exposing, wherever possible, the pro-bqmmunist activities of Communist 
sympathizers* * V 

7* Making difficulty for 'pro-Communist speakers , especially .those mas- ff 
querading as an tl- Communists, by asking them questions in, public. / 

*John Birch 'Society monthly bulletin. ■ / 

**The society is often criticized for Its ■fascist!? 1 - organization* 
+ This, comment has* r no* bearing where the organization is a voluntary one. ' v • 
f This confusion arises because people tend to equate a corporation" "/''"* * ) 
with a government, and this is, of course; .foolish'/I The society isi f 

neither a government mor a pattern for government- it is a corporation * 
Any criticism of fascism is unclear thinking on the critic • s part* * 



8, Making Americanist speakers available to small audiences which now 
are at the mercy of pro-Communist speakers, simply "by default* 
9* Supply of encouragement and renewed^ hope and determination to anti- 
Communist refugee groups throughout our country. 

10. Carrying on of an educational campaign on the political front, so 
that our members will understand "better- and can help their fellow citi- 
zens to understand better- the issue and candidates offered to them "by 
"both political parties. 

While working to educate their fellow Americans of the Communist 
threat, the long range goal of the society is still a part of the work 
that, every member is doing. "The whole essence of our purpose* and the 
guiding principle for *our action, covering not only our fight against 
collectivism, "but our fight for our constructive replacement can be 
summarized in the objective expressed by just five words* less govern- 
ment and more responsibility* " 

"Now clearly the United States which, throughout its early cenjtuxies, 
was the greatest beneficiary from the scarcity of government that the- 
world has ever known, should not only' return to the right course for 
'its own further growth in prosperity, freedom, and happiness, but 
should set an example again for the whole world* In fact, the word 
americanist , with a small a, should' be made and become understood, as 
the antithesis of socialism, and communism, with a small c* tfor the 
communist- using the word now with a little c to denote a theoretician 
rather than a member of the conspiracy- the communist believes that a 
collect ivist .society should swallow up all individuals ^ make their 
lives and their energies completely subservient to the needs and the 
purposes of the collect! vist state; and that any means are permissible 
to.Tachieve this, end.* The true americanist believes that the individual 
should retain jfehe freedom to make his own bargain with life, and the 
responsibility for the results of that bargain; and that means are as 
important as ends in the civilized social order which he desires. The 
same two words, with initial capitals, Communists and Americanists, 
should merely denote the aggressive fighters for these tw,o^ mutually 
exclusive philosophies." 

The Americanist, through his ideals and his principles, will offer 
positive leadership to all the people of the world. "An honestly inv 
tended federation of nations-, in some later years or decades, for the 
legitimate purpose of increasing the -freedom of indiyiduals, goods* 
and* cultures to cross national boundaries, "and hence for the very 
purpose of decreasing governmental restrictions on individuals, is 
something^we should support with all our hearts." He knows that only 
by exampleship comes leadership, and only by striving constantly for 
perfection within himself can he be of any good to himself, to his 
neighbor, to the world* * 

The purpose of the John Birch Society is less government, more respon- 
sibility and a better world. 




We do not, by the preceding article, give an opinion of the John 
Birch Society- that is> a personal matter* Our purpose is to inform, 
with the hope that each reader will make the demands upon himself 
to always be more informed before making an opinion on any subject* 
It is unfortunate, we feel, to see the American public making more 
and more of its appraisals upon the information found in the news- 
papers, far too often in only the headlines. It would be frighten- 
ing to think that we have given over that .much of our responsibility 



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that w e allow a daily newspaper to do our thinking for us* With 
ail the material available to us, wide in viewpoints, swift and 
simple to o&feSixste cheap in price ,„ we hardly need feel completely 
informed, by a daily peroral of the papers c 

Barely is one source sufficiently thorou^hooraaccurate. Time mag- 
azine, for instance* ran ah article on the society, dated March 
10, which followed "by one week 9 a similar article appearing £n 
the People's World, the communist- organ for the West coast (cited 
"by JBI and Congress) o Time*s reporter had spent three hours in 
interview with Mr* Welch* .and had left with all the printed, mater- 
ial of the society* Yet* their article repeated the same factual 
errors that appeared in the previous communist paper** * despite the 
fact Mr, Welch had stressed factual accuracy to the reporter* (He 
had, encouraged him to use any of his statements, as long as they 
were not quoted out of context,) and his meaning was made clear. 
Time ignored this request, quoted out of context and distorted 
many statements*) ^ 

The bulk, of the ensuing series in the, newspapers came from the UPI 
wire service, some with additional research, some not. Several 
United- States -Senators and. numerous -writers- have racked the land * 
with complaint s^nd criticisms of the society* These men, by the 
largest majority, have based their criticisms on the same stories 
in magazines and papers** *most of; them- have admitted or indicated 
they have NOT EVEN HEAD THE BLUE BOOK v, Among these are Senator 
Stephen- Young- of Ohio, and Raymond Moley (who was kind enough to 
run two columns in the Los Angeles Times, ^comparing the society 
to conservatism)* 

Major General Edwin A.^ Walker has been suspended from his post 
because he was * corrupting the troops with John Bixch literature 1 * 
He had made the book, » the- Life of John Birch* , available in the 
dayrooms, he had made the magazine, ^American Opinion', available 
on the ^newsstand, and he had run the article delineating the diff- 
erences between a republic and a democracy in one issue of the 
weekly newspaper. His dismissal is the result of a nationwide cal- 
umny based upon incomplete research and widespread errors*., # We have 
found many, too many, to repeat here* 

Again, we would like to repeat our plea to our readers* make your 
own education your unceasing effort towards maintaining your free- 
dom and your dignity* You will be giant steps ahead of the greater- 
number of vociferous* Americans today. 

for further publications: The John Birch Screiety, Belmont, 78, ftass. 

ON THE OTHER HAND ' 
Here are' the purposes of another ^patrio tic' group* the California 
Democratic Council* All Democrats who hold elected offices in the; 
state of California are committed to the following stands, adopted 
as official by the CDC in I960. 

1. Remold the United Nations into a world drganization that can 
enact and interpret and enforce world law upon individuals and 
governments alike. 

2. Demand the United States disarm - even if negotiations to achieve 
World disarmament fail* even if the USSR does not disarm. 

3. Include Red China in negotiations to halt nuclear tests., 

4. Abolish the .House Committee on Un-American Activities. 

5. Abolish all loyalty oaths — state and federal. 

6. Oppose all legislation which would inhibit the powers of the 
United States Supreme Court. 

7. Outlaw secret Congressional Committee hearings (thus making 
top-secret testimony available /to public et al). 

8. Strip the Postmaster General of powers to halt the use of the 
U.S. mails by the purveyors' of pornographic materials© 



9. Extend all-out Federal aid to education* including funds for 
teachers* salaries, 

10. Extend the right to organize and the right to strike to all 
public employees , firemen, police officers, etc* 

11. Repeal the Landrum- Griffin labor reform hill of 1959. 
13. Lih'eralize unemployment insurance; "benefits and statutes. 

13. Ban* the* use of Mexican nationals and other aliens for farm work. 
14# "Reguest thePresident to review the Morton Sobel treason, con-* 
viction to secure "ultimate justice* 1 (vindication). 
15. Repeal .the relatives 1 responsibility law, which requires child- 
ren- to contribute to support of aged* 

16* Increase economic aid to underdeveloped nations and reduce mili- 
tary assistance abroad* 

17. Establish local police review boards to hear complaints against 
police methods. 



- our.1 apology to those eleven states whose stars were left out of 
our flag, in our eagerness to get the first issue of CONSCIENCE 
published. 




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LEGISLATION 

Senator Barry pqldwater has introduced into Congress an education 
bill, SENATE BILL 991, which is a conservative answer to federal 
aid to education. It wil*l be reviewed in the Senate Committee on 
Labor and Public Welfare before appearing on the Senate floor. 

WRITE to Senator Barry Goldwater, Senate Office Building, Wash. 25, 
and his staff will send you a copy of the bill. SENA.TE BiLL 991. 

THEN Write to every member of the above committee and give him your 
opinion of the Mil, urging him to recommend it for legislative 
action. Committee members are: 

Lister Hillt chairman 

Pat McNamara Jacob Javits 

Wayne Morse Winston L. Prouty 

Ralph Tarbo rough 

Joseph S* Clark 

Jennings Randolph These senators' are the people who 

Harrison A. Williams are responsible for whether or not 

Quentin A. Burdick this* bill sees the senate floor. 

Benjamin A. Smith You can influence their decision- 

Claiborne ,Pell their vote- by your written opinion, 

Barry Goldwater 

Everett Dirks en 

Clifford Case GET BUSYi 




- LET^PHB ipgHOp-gig-gHE OBJECTIVE- - - 

Leonard Head, president of ^ the Foundation for%Economic Education, 
has written a "beautifully- clear yet -classically, scholarly paper- 
called Let the Method Pit the Objective* It has "been printed in" 
the- hooklet>;- Proceedings 6f~ the -Myrin* Institute, Ine* at Adelphi 
College* - - • - - ~- -. , 

,ThiSv craftsman-like expression of idea© will be of great import-* 
ance-'to those who instinctively- feel that President Kennedy and- 
those who stand with him : and- behind him in trying- to set a mini- 
mal standard of well being by law I for-all, to the-end of and- in 
the name of freedom are wrong* 'That is, freedom is not achieved 
through the -'increasing-use- of rigid control «■* the spread of- govern- 
ment* : - • - 

To read this paper is to gain great confidence* in your own* most * 
inner convictions -about the-fight for* freedom- in whichryou find 
yourself engaged* And^it is also to lose a great deal of the frus- 
tration you feel at the pressure -o£ e everyday liberal opinion* For, 
as Leonard Head points out, freedom is no everyday thing, -and* you 
have the right to feel* the turmoil you feel when you are attacked 
for your convictions and you- have a rights to be as helpless as you 
seem in trying to combat the collectivists* '' " * 
And for this he offers a great deal of solace and: a solid "under- 
standing and inspiration as he describes the goai and the way to 
achieve- that goal: how to reach others with your feeling^ for* free- 
dom* 
Below is recorded the; last four pages of ' Leonard Head«s paper* 

"Most of us, when we move slightly ahead of our contemporaries, 1 
are* prone to think of ourselves as *having arrived, * as having 
graduated from immaturity* Thus we forego the further pursuit of 
truth in favor -of "badgering others with such fragments of truth ' 
i as we have* There is no such thing as earthly completions the term 

| % 'maturity 1 is not in the grammar of The Infinite* 

I M Man» be he St* Augustine or whosoever* can never know for certain 

whether his own insights -his little fragments- are in fact truth* 
We should be grateful, therefore, that truth ;caa only attract but 
not compel* Imagine how destructive it would be to man°s emergence, 
to the whole process of human evolution* if the tiny fragments any 
of us possesses could be thrust^ forced, or impregnated into the 
minds of others! In brief, -is it not encouraging, rather than dis— * 
tressfng, that we cannot *sell* or *market* our own idea of truth 
as w e can peddle material things? How reluctant we would be to allow 
anyone the power of forcing his ideas into our own consciousness^ 
This would transform men into robots* Logically, we cannot -accept * 
what is right for ourselves that which we construe -. to be-wrong 
*or everyone else, -without ascribing a God-like "character" to our- ' 
selves* Heaven forbid* In.- summary z Not only is it impossible to 
penetrate the conscieusness of "another with truths it is undesir- 
able* Truth, wisdom, an under standing- -of -freedom, an expanding 
consciousness are the highest of human aims and the methods of 
attaining them must be, of an equally high order* 



"If freedom is to* make any gains as a way of life, more individuals 
will need a "better understanding' of freedom than any of us now 
di splays ♦ This appears- to be self-evident. Those who favor advan- 
cing an understanding of freedom are the only ones who can assist 
in such^a venture* - This also^appears to 4>e self-evident. But how* 
can they help* -That's the question* - -* _ . -_ 
«The method, not its-application, is as simple as a-b-c. The sol- 
ution lies in an- expanding consciousness of freedom and its mirac- . 
ulous workings-, and skillful exposition thereof by those* who attain 
it. Consciousness -thinking, perceiving, understanding, attaining 
wisdom- is personal and individual, "The- only- consciousness any 
individual can improve~or expand is his own . Therefore, achieving 
the freedom objective involves nothing less than the widening of 
one's own conscioiisness,8~Nothing less* than- life* s most difficult 
task. : - ' 

'Why is- this simple solution so little recognized, as- if it were 
a secret; or so hesitatingly accepted, as if it were something 
unpleasant? Why do so many regard as hopeless the- broadening of 
the single consciousness over -which* the individual has some con- 
trol while not even*questioning their ability to stretch- the con- 
sciousness of others over which they, have no control at all? - 
"♦♦♦Leaving these aside because I do not know the answers ». ^ there 
stands ,o,ui one, ,. stubborn .but .untenable ..reason:, .The widespread ,but r 
desolating ^belief -that , the eWorld .or ^the tnatlon ,or society could 
never be "saved " by the mere salvaging of private selves * People 
sayy "There isn't time for- such a slow process^" and then- to speed 
things upi they promptly hurry in /the wrong direction! -They con- 
centrate on the improvement of others, which is a hopeless task, 
and neglect the improvement of themselves;,; which is possible*. Thus, 
the world or the nation or society remains unimproved. 
"Said Victor Hugo, "More powerful than armies is an idea whose 
time has come*" While incpntestably true,* this ray of hope pre- 
supposes the existence of ideas* We mi^bt as^well admit it, there 
is a dearth of freedom ideas* 

"I find it helpful to think of Infinite Consciousness -wisdom, 
truth, the understanding of freedom- as an infinitely precious ore, 
buried deep in the human soul, the individual soul* This concept 
seems to square with experience, for no living person can mine any 
other ore than his own. But there is evidence 
aplenty that that spiritual ore is always available. ^ 
"The object to be achieved is of the highest order: Understanding 
freedom. The method must fit the problem. It can consist of nothing 
less than an* increasing consciousness of freedom and the ideas ap- 
pertaining thereto. Only an individual can mine this truth, this 
ore of awareness* This ore -Infinite "Consciousness as it exists 
potentially in the human soul- is attractive but it cannot draw 
to itself disinterest, apathy, know-it-allness, these being no more 
than intellectual and spiritual- sawdust. The first step to a 'break 
through,' as earlier suggested*: is a profound r desire on the part 
of the individual that such should come to pass. Only by seeking, 
striving, can the individual find-and achieve; and the higher the 
aim the greater must be his effort. Nothing short of a will to a 
greater awareness can be susceptible to this power of attraction." 
"In a sense the method that fits the freedom objective can be thought 
of as an intellectual and spiritual mining operation, each individ- 
ual his own miner. ; ' 

"No individual, however, can* extract -more than -a*- fragment of this- 
ore of awareness. No one ever has and % ^assuming the finiteness of 
earthly man, no one ever will. The most productive- miner -the most 
advanced creative thinker- who ever lived could not exist on the 
fragment mined by himself alone. He and his fellow man have existed 



-can exist- only "by the pooling of their respective fragments, 
their intellectual and spiritual resources* We all exist "by reason 
of the advantage we^take of the unjLajae^re sources of "each* This 
appears to be another" self-evident fact**^ 

"The method to fit tHe objective of achieving freedom take s~ shape , 
becomes- apparent* It is; in~short v , f or ^each of us to -mine -his own 
ore of Infinite Consciousness, refine it, and then make available, 
to all who seek; the distillate -the -wisdom-* unique' in**each-frag- 
ment* * v -- - „ 

"For this process to work it is necessary that one's eye be-':kept 
on his own mining, never on repairing the- shortcomings- of others, 
never on inflicting one' s~ own unique fragment- on others. Indeed,^ 
it* is important-not only to -refrain frpmany overt acts of this 
kind, but even from all covert thoughts ar well* Intentions- of - 
reforming others, regardless of how skillfully disguised* are an- 
tagonistic to one's own explorations * Further, theycause others^ 
instinctively i to 'run around the corner when they see you coming.' 
But- it is-enough to cleanse the spul and* the mind of these inten- 
tions when -once the* attracting power^of- truth-is -appreciated. The 
seeker after truth should rely on it and should trust it to attract 
alll that, tiler- susceptible tfco &fc, for Truth seems- to shy away from those 
who lack faith in its- power. ** v ' 

* Explanations of what is discovered should be made in speech and 
writing not as a means of repairing others but as the most effec- 
tive way ho increase -personal exploratory powers, and -possibiy- 
inspire others. Newly discovered ideas are but ore until refined 
with words, the tools of thought* Expositions devoid of any intention 
of makihg-oyer others are attractive in proportion to the truth 
they contain; Properly, we give out ideas that we may further re- 
ceive ideas. We teach: that is, we make available our discoveries, 
that we may learn more. Giving is a pre-condition to reci^ving* 
« So- called educational programs designed to" repair the ignorant, 
when applied to the high-level freedom area, are less than useless* 
They only activate the existing ignorance, better left dor- 
mant* 

tt The method that fits an improved understanding of freedom begins 
with humility. The personal reasoning compatible with right meth- 
od would seem to „go something like this: To be honest about ±f 9 
I know next to nothing about freedom myself. True, I favor free- 
dom in a general sort of way but I cannot skillfully make the case 
for it nor do I know how to refute the cliches of state absolutism. 
I am woefully inarticulate. Attractive? Whyv^not even my wife or 
my children or my neighbors or my, business friends or my employees 
seek my counsel. And, why should-theyt What have^Vto give?'What is 
in me that they can draw on? Self-improvement assuredly is in order* 
Perhaps^ there are others in: my circles of activities who would join 
with me t in the upgrading of our individual selves. We could be of 
help to each other. My ideas, should I come upon any, might be use- 
ful to them; their ideas helpful to me. -The more each of us improves, 
the more at tractive, will ^each of us become to the others* For one 
thing, I shall no longer to attempt to insinuate my notions into 
the minds of others. Instead, I shall try to gain an ^understanding 
that they will desire to share. 

"Humility of the above brand never becomes inappropriate, regard- 
less of how far one prpgresses.^For progress in personal conscious- 
ness can never be more than a relative ^progress* that is, relative 
to where we ourselves were or where our contemporaries are. To real- 
ize one's potentials, -it is only necessaryto-vkeep the-eye cast 
toward an ever-increasing awareness or- consciousness, taking no 
.cognizance whatever of the minor superiorities- over others one may 
achieve* People, quite naturally, are fee^i^t^d^w4*h, ^i^e^e^e-d^in. 
attracted to those who concentrate on seeking truth. 

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"Reasoning, suggests, and observations of the, past seem to confirm 
the attractiveness of trutho Its power is miraculous* There was one- 
promise that should he home in mind and unreservedly trusted: 
"And ye shall know, the truth, and the, truth shall make you freeze w \ 

The' complete-text of Mr? Read's paper* HLn booklet* form* may be* 
obtained with out charge hyra Written^rep^est^addresBed to*- +~ - 
Leonard Bo Read, ^President, The Foundation for Economic Education, 
Irvington-on-Hudson, New York e Revest it by the title© Let the 
Method Fit the Objective,* * " ' \ * - t 




APRIL 1961 
CONSCIENCE 
126 CIAYTON STBEET SAN 5RANCISC0 CALIP* 



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It has he en. repeated often enough to he considered one of the great 
bromides, of our time that conservatives are too conservative to 
even * vote. Tni's. can he well documented "by a study of the legislation 
passed and, officials elected within -the.. last decade* 
It is the work - the obligation and the duty - ;of the conservative 
to reverse the direction in which, this country is travelling- .to- * 
ward big government* "He is the only one who 4s going to do it* 
The next bromide to Vbe called out is, but I'm only one person, what can 
I do? In a library stud^r at the University of Illinois it was detr 
ermined-that three million Americans were affiliated with one kind 
or another o€* a conservative political organizatidn # \This is an- 
swer enough to the? foregoing query* 

We hope it will become the honest dedication of every conservative 
to fight to maintain the freedom he was born to, else he doesn 1 1 
de serve ^i to 

Don't 'let the word conservative become synonymous with submissive* 

1>. Educate yourself to the truly great mass and weight of' conserv-* 
ative opinion in America* Buy these books - each available in hard- 
back f or ; no more than three dollars and each available in paper- 
back for fifty centso 

The Conscience of a Conservative - the best-seller that sets forth 
with such beauty of purpose. and simplicity of presentation the 
'conservative views of its author, Senator Barry 4 GoldWater of Arizona. r 

Economics in ' One Easy Lesson - by Henry Hazlitto "The whole > of eco^ 
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consists in looking not merely, at the immediate "but at. the longer 
effects of any act or policy § it consists in tracing the consequences 
of that policy not merely for one group hut far. all groups ' M 

Up Promt Liherallsm . -» "by National Review' editor William P* Buckley 1 * 
TteVieyed-D^CQNSCIEN^ - : : - ~~_- -/ - 

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the conservative point of view are * in- your waiting" rooms and .recep- 
tion* areas o Citizens ask , their' doctorp „ dentist sy ' heauticians , har- 
pers » etc # » to subscrihe to such magazines for their reception '* 
rooms — stimulate this potential hy donating hack is sues © ^ 



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"both participants are in possession of specific facts about the issue 
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.information is not the has is of discussion. * 

When drawn into an argument with a citizen of literal persuasion, 
answer fact for fallacy, , principle for rationalization. Always return 
to the principle involved in the question. 

Recruit middle-of-the-roacLers. Remind* them that they are- indicating 
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Chances are sjnall that you will 
ever attend a chatty dinner 
.party *with conservative editor* 
- William P. Buckley*, so the ex- 
perience is presented to you 
by Hillman Books, Hew York City, 
in" the* -jf orm;*af * hi s, latest :booky 
Up Prom~Iiiberal&siiu '"- 
The-'TSook* ' Ixitended^as a— through 
view into^the way the^liberal 
mind works succeeds w admirablyv 
It also seems to serve as Buckley* s personal- complaint report about 
all- the publicenuisances committed by leadings liberal lights for the 
past thirty years that havevgone unnoticed** unreprimanded* unpunished 
by the orthodox-liberal j>ress of the United States* 
He herds in for review a disorderly procession of * such liberals - - 
as Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, John Crosby* Bishop Pike 
and then himself answers them* He pipssaiid^^ucks at- them with, facts, 
giving them tit for tat, truth for smear* principle for rationali- 
zation* and they stand reprimanded and therefore/ punished *in the 
sight of the world* 

This is a book which every conservative and near- conservative should 
read for the patiently stored-up and ,dug out "backlog of simple 
facts that Mr* Buckley uses to emphasize and illustrate his three 
main theses * - - - 

The first is that the liberal will simply not take or stand for 
criticism. And that it the face of criticism* the charge is imme- 
diately wiped out by a* counter attack far surpassing the original 
criticism in emotional displays and definitely not- true» And "if the 
criticism is too proveable and too damaging to the liberal encamp- 
ment to be covered with a cloud of confusion* f it is hushed; up. 
To illustrate the former — when Senator McCarthy was getting too 
factual for Dean Acheson's comfort* Senator Ralph Planders (R-Ver) 
came to the establishments rescue; with his famous speech on, the 
Senate floor t _ ^ - 

K to ask whether^an unnatural sexual relationship among 
Senator McCarthy's chief counsel* Roy Cohn$ Conn's ass- 
istant, David S chine 5 and Senator McCarthy; doesn't satis- 
factorily explain their bizarre loyalty during their _ 
famous feud with the Army. To those unpossessed with 
the (liberal) mania* this was a smear* Yet in the days \ 

immediately following Senator Flanders* address, the 
publicists worked around the clock to give birth to 
a n ew folk he r o - — _ th e grani t &r f ac e d * jut- jaw e d , t ough 
talking New England dragon^killer. Edward R. Murrow t s 
taut face momentarily relaxed as he contemplated be- 
nignly the great moral resources of our democracy. 
The blase National Press -club in Washington broke prec*d".rjtt. 
edent to give Senator Planders a standing ovation* 
"One reporter was so prosaic as to press the matter, 
asking Senator Planders to crystallize his charges* 
Are you saying* he said, that these men are pei>- 
verts? Certainly not, said the Senator, I am merely 
asking questions, u 
To illustrate the great hush-up technique ,used by liberal confreres 
he uses the example of the holy alliance ~b£ ^Joseph It* Bauh, ir* , 
chairman of the Americans for Democratic Act ion % Clayton Pritchey, 
editor of the Democratic party's official magazine* Democratic 
Digest^ and Alfred Priendly, one of the three top officials of the 
Washington Post who paid thousands to confidence man Paul Hughes 
to get, information on McCarthy. He supplied it, written in literal 
reams, posing' as a McCarthy aide and 

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his employers (Bauh, Pritchey and Friendly"- Sdv) ' - 
day after day, ?* provocative and salacious accounts 
of i *.«*#♦ the iniquitous life of Joseph McCarthy." 
,The three testified to this in one of Hughes* trials* Their, - alliance 
ran. from * January to October of 1954* "In that last month the Washing* 
ton Post readied itself to. spread d huge expose 'over* the nWtion be- 
cause finally their spy had* given them; a report" on something, actually 
illegal that "McCarthy had supposedly done*, But in T routine checking* ' 4 
it was found false - with witnesses - and then the 'Whole* .ten months* \ 
report fell apart' and was recognized even by the, three, for What it was* 
w The disappointment of the 'Washington Post must have 
"been terrible * The series was killed* The hill w a s* 
totted; Joseph Rauh, and over twenty five hundred, ' 
dollars from Clayton ^ritcheys to say nothing of the 
consumption o£ hundreds and anmtee&si&^^lua^ 
of* some of the highest paid lawyers and publicists in 
Washington*, 
Indignation* flaredo 

But never out o r f control* The Post did not vent its 
' indignation by publishing an exclusive story on the *, 

s$kan&&life and activities of an anti-McCarthy ca- i 

feerist* Joseph Lo Bauh, Jr*, his perfervid concern 
over lawbreaKing notwithstanding did not report to 
k the Justice Department" the "illegal! ties^of**av man; who 
went about, town getting money under false pretenses 
from credulous liberals* flashing forged "credentials * 

as an alleged member of a Senate Committee* Clayton, 
ffritchey did not complain to the .police that Hughes * 
had subsequently tried to] blackmail him general Cor- 
nelius Mara did not complain that Hughes :|iadigi vehi,/o * 
him a bum check* No» these forgiving men were pre- 
pared to just let Hughes recede from memory,* 
After having finished off the liberals themselves, leaving them no room* 
for refutation Mr* Buckley moves to his next thesis - the comple in-^ 
validity of liberalisnu v " v I 

Liberalism has failed and always will fail because it is based on the* 
false principle of what they (liberals) will go ' - : 

*to considerable pains to avoid having to say: that '<%m* 
the people don H know what's good for ~ them...«U *, The 
salient economic "assumptions of Liberalism are soV* ~ 
cialist* They center around the notion that the ec^ * 
onomic ass can be driven to point A most speedily by 
the judicious use of carrot and stick, .an& approach, 
that supercedes the traditional notion Yof. conserva- 
tive? and , classical' liberals that* we'a'reV'not'to' be^ 
gin with, dealing~with "asses andT that" *j>oint A cannot 
possibly, in a free society, be presumed to be the 
desired objective of tens of millions of individual 
human beings* 

The Liberal sees no moral problem whatever in divest- 
ing the people of that portion of their property ne^ 
pessary to finance the projects certified by ideolo- * 
gy as beneficial to the whole*" ■ ' 

The liberal will, as does " / / ,"j ._ ._ ^-«~ — 

"Mr, J» K. Calbraith,-wage' total war J aga^nsV^the l " i p5^ ^ 
tative right of the individual to decide fbr himself 
how to allocate his resources** "«" 

This is, of course, in direct opposition to Mr* Buckley 1 ? conservative 
belief that the economic .arid spirit ualsluSrs of the individual are in-, 
extricably intertwined and if one is controlled so. also is the other© - 
And he goes on to postulate that liberalism has failed' and will con- V 
tinue to fail, because it is a shell without an eggt V method without /an 
objective; a search for, but denial of Eternal Truth; a, desire for com- 
plete, utter^ freedom of choice Jbut that allows no act of choice* 3^.^ 
cause to choose one^ or the\ot"her of '^KFYTHINa is to take a stand and'th^: 
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Dear Hr. Hoover: 



Sometime ago I sent you a letter and request for material 
on communist .activity in this country. I received the material 
and I want to express my thanks to you for sending it. There 
was quite a lot of it and I have distributed all of it. I feel 
sure it v/ill do a great deal of good. 

It seems to me that the people all over the nation are be- 
ginning to awaken at long last and that is about the only thing 
that is encouraging about this whole deal. I think that if the 
American people get angry enough we will be able to throw off 
communist encroachment* 

In Harllngen new we have been able to get quite a group of 
people interested. We have set up several study groups and* the 
intent is to study communism until we knowtwell harr it is working 
so that vre can explain it to others, get them interested. We 
think this is the most effective fray that we can combat it. My 
husband and I are both working to do what we can in this way and 
I would like you to keep our names in your file for future ref- 
erence in case anyone tries to give us any trouble about it. I 
am a government an$>lqyee,- with Internal Revenue Service, in Har- 
lingen. 

Another thing that I want to mention to you is that I hope 
there will be plenty of supportf or House Resolution #3U which is 
for investigation of Mental Health associations and was introduced 
by Rep. Hiestand of California. I think that resolution needs a 
lot of attention. 

Yours very truly, 



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Mr. Hoover has received a, letter 
postmarked May % 1961, from Mr. 



WLPM, Suffolk^ Virginia, in which he advised that 
he had been unable to locate aL copy of blasters of 
i>eceit* H Mti Hoover wrote to Mr. 1"~~bn May 16 



and informed him that it could be purchased by writing 
to your Company* 

Sincerely yours, 



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Your letter postmarked May 9 has - been received, 
and the interest which prompted you to. write is indeed appreciated. 
I regret that I am unable to comply with your request regarding 
"Masters of Deceit"} however* I would like to suggest thai it -may 
be obtained by writing to the publisher, Holt, B&i6hart,and Winston, 
Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York IT, New York. 

I am pleased to enclose some material pertaining 
to ; the $T8I ^fhichtmay t»e of assistance to you in preparing your 
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Sincerely yours, 



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Enclosures (5) 

The Story ol the FBI 

Cooperation—The Backbone of Effective La'w Enforcement 

What it 1 s like to be an FBI Agent 

Know your FBI 

FBI Training Assistance for Local Police 

JNQTE: Buf iles contain no information. Identifiable with co rrespondent. 
See outgoing letter of same date irpm Mr., Tolspn to ; Mis& I 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc./ 383 Madison Avenue; ls[ew York 17, 
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I have always been interested in the P., B.I* ana now Mr. w.c.SuHivan 
it operates. At the present time I ! m attending college Tele. Room. — ~ 
and working here at the radio station at night. If pos^lfrgnun ._ 
would you send me some mater al .on the P.B.I. I realize **»» , G ^ dy ;~7 
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paper. . ^ '.„. . , 

vo For about a year now I have "been trying to buy your book 
■ ^"Masters OF DECEI f r"- flnd can not find it, if you could send 

me a copy I would appreciate it. I will then forward you 

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Your bool cMasters of Deceit i s without a doubt the most 
interesting book I have ever read .concerning Communism. I have 
acquired a deep and lasting understanding of Communism, and I also feel 
as though I have become a better American. I am/feure now I am prepared 
to combat all forms of Communism and all persons connected with it.v 
You have turned Communism into its true form; djnemy of the American 
people. I will forever refer to your book when I feel my defenses against 
Communism weakening. I know your words will both strengthen and 
enlighten me. \ 



In closing, I would once more wish to express my deepest 
admiration to you for writing this most informative Jjpdk. 

Yours truly, 
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In response to^our letter of May 1, 106|, I am 
pleased to give my permission for the use of "Masters of Deceit 1 ' 
in connection with your radio programs on communism. You 
may quote directly from "Masters of Deceit, " and it will be 
sufficient to give credit at the end of each program in which 
references from the book are used if this is more convenient. 

■srer 

You understand, of course, that I would not want 
"Rasters of Deceit" used in a manner which would imply 
endorsement of any commercial product. jBefore scheduling your 
programs, it is suggested that you also obtain permission from 
thejpublishor of my book, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 
SSS^fadison Avenue, New York 17, New York. 



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May 1, 1961 



PHONE 7-1985 

CABLE * ADDRESS 

CHRISRAD, Honolulu 



Mr. J* Edgar Hoover . 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington 25, D.G.- 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 




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Mr. Rosen 
Mr. Tave! 
Mr. Trotter^ 
Mr. W.C.SuIliv 
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This station is planning to produce a series of 
programs about communism, what it; is, what is wrong with 
it, and what can and must be done to, combat it. 

Some of these programs will be in the form of panel . 
discussions and, others will be in the lecture format* it*;, 
is ^esir^d that^ve be given "permission to quote :;dif?ectly " 
from your book f- f Masters of;Dec k eit"j on these' programs arid' 
to reproduce the^ portions usea on the air, in truhscrjLpts 
of the programs if sufficient listener interest warrants 
rttheir production. . 

If you require that credit be given each time s£ve££v&ttcp 
is^ taken from your biook,, this will be done ? . Otherwise;, cr^git 
w : j#.l be given at the end of each program in which re^e.rencesr^ 
fiiom your book are used. 

3 If transcripts of the ppograms are ^produced, it will be 
on ?.§> non-profit basis; \V* >* y ;*^? y 

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H&esaii, in which Mr J j proposes to present radio 

programs on communism* 



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nission to ouote from^Masters of uei 



requested permission to quote from ^Masters of jPeceiW 
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Mr+ | ] to get in touch with yoa since the final decision 



rests with the publisher. 



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F. Morris,, Crime Records Division, ojLrf^erjral,^ 
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interviewed by SA John. C. 

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]wanted to make an appointment to see the Director 



He was advised that a specific appointment could not be made because of the 
Director's uncertain schedule but that one of the Director's assistants would 
be glad to discuss the matter with him if he should be in Washington. He was 
told that this matter w ould be brought to the, Director's attention. Rather 
than this, Mr. I ~| said he would telephone again sometime during the week 



of May 15 and see if he could catch the. Director in. 
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3fcur letter of May 8 has been received, and 
it ms indeed Icind of you to give me the benefit of your 
observations concerning .my book, "Mastery of Deceits* 
This book was w?itten4n the .hope that it would become a 
primer f qt Americans arid .free people throughout the world 
interested in learning mqx;e about the menace of communism, 
letters such as your^ are reassuring and confirm that the , 
publication is serving its intended purpose ^ 

* I am sending, under separate coyer, some . 

material pertaining to the general subject of communism 
which ypii may like to read. 



Sincerely your£, 
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New Orleans, Louisiana 
May 8, 1961. 

J* Edgar Hoover 
Director, Federal Bureau 

of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

\J Congratulations on the publication of your book, 

"Masters of Deceit. xx 



Your book not only helped me with my history 
course on Communism but it also awakened me to the fact that 
someday we ourselves could live under such terrorism and £3 
destruction if we don't fight it. 



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I was. interested in your reference to my^book, 
"Masters of Deceit* " ^Please accept my thanks for infqifoing g 
me about the activities of your gropp. ^ -, 

Enclosed are several items setting forth, my s 

views on the menace of communism which you might like to have/ 

Sincerely yours, 
Jk £ cfgaj: Hoover 



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4-17-61 Internal ^Security Statement 
«* Sgri^from Christianity Today 
One Nation's Response to Communism 



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db^respondent^ He£ enclosures are copies of pictures which have been 
tfsed/to depict various phases in the life of Christ, As the material 
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As teachers in the Presbyterian Sunday School, we are concerned about certain 
subversive influences which are infiltrating every phase of^qur lives today. 
We are especially disturbed by the slanting of reading material and pictures 
presented in our church school lesson quarterlies* 

Our enemies admit that they are trying to undermine our faith and weaken our 
moral strength. There is a master plan for each country^ part of the plan 
for the United States is not military or political, but psychological, l&ich 
of it has to do with our young people and teachers of youth. 

The strategy for our children includes these, three objectives: 

1. Destroy pride in our country and its heritage. 
. 2. Destroy respect for parents and authority. 
3. Destroy faith in God and distort , our understanding of Jesus Christ. 

We appeal to you as a Presbyterian, interested in the future of our church 
and nation, to consider the enclosed material prayerfully and thoughtfully. 
We are indicating the sources of all the pictures so that you may see for 
yourself. This is published by the Division of Publication of the Board of 
Christian Education of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA. 

If anyone in our church can defend this material, we would welcome an 
explanation. Otherwise, we feel it is the duty of each session to become 
informed on these matters. We suggest that a protest should be registered 
through appropriate channels and measures requested to re-establish a solid 
foundation far Christianity, not based on fads or distortions, but on a 
responsible moral interpretation. 

We pray you will share our concern enough to bring this matter to the 
attention of your session at the earliest possible hour. 



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Is this the image you want your children to have of JESUS? 




© Motive 

Christ Healing the Blind Man 



UNIT IV : SESSION 5 
JANUARY 29, 1961 



Bob Hodgtll 



The present-day artist who made this wood block has purposely 

distorted and exaggerated certain features in order to tell the 

story of what happened. Notice the hands of Jesus and of the blind 

man. What do they seem to express? The artist is not interested In 

showing you the people but In helping you take part in the thing that 

happened. How much do you think ho has expressed the 

meaning of the story told In John, en. 97 



Prom TEENS - Junior Highs at Work and 
Study in the Church 

Jan-Mar 1961 




Providence Lithograph Co, 



Discovery 

July I960 









31 



Will the next generation think of JESUS like this? (above) 

or like this? (below) 




Jesus Mocked, by Rouault (1871-1958). Collection 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase Fund. 

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Georges Rouault 

COUNSEL : 37 




Andrt Gerard 



The Raising of Lazarus 



Counsel, Jan-Mar f 6l 




COUNSEL : 29 



Victor Delhes 
Christ Reproves the Pharisees 

COUNSEL : 25 
Background Article for Unit IV : Session 4 



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Jan-Mar 1961 



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WILL OUR CHILDREN ENVISION FAITHFUL, DEDICATED DICIPLE3? 



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UnitV Sessions March 26, 1961 



Rico Lcbrun 



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Philadelphia Museum of Art 



THE CRUCIFIXION, by Georges Rouault 

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I have received your letter postmarked May 11, 
and I do want to thank you for your generous remarks about my 
administration of thfe FBI* 

While I would like to be of assistance, I do not 
have a list of the type of books to which you have referred which 
I can make available tojou. With respect to the subject of 
communism, my tookr ^Masters of Pec eit, " was intended to 
be an easy-to -read primer on communismTfor students and 
other Americans who would like to learn something about this 
evil menace. 






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Enclosed are several items setting forth my 
views on communism which you may like to have. 



Sincerely yours, 




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Mr. J« Edgar Hoover, Director 
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Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir: 

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Our community has been given a Tine new library building 
by a charitable foundation established by a wealthy citizen 
of our county* We are now trying to raise money for books 
and books ♦ If you would send me a list of books concerning 
Americanism and our American Heritage and the evils of 
communism^which confront us I would like to buy these books 
to give$to this library* 

I would like to advise you that I am thankful daily 
for you and your bureau and the fine work you dp, 

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Inasmuch as the FBI is strictly an investigative agency 
of the Federal Government, I am not in a position to comment, or 
make recommendations regarding the program you* mentioned. I do, 
wantyou to know, however, that your concern about cOmtnunism is 
understandable, and your desire to take active measures, in opposing 
it; is most reassuring* 

It, has always been rdy belief that a broad knowledge Of 
the objectives and operations of the. communist conspiracy is essential 
if we are to effectively resist its influence. Armed with this infor- 
mation, our people will be able to detect the communists as they attempt 
to infiltrate every segment of our American life., 

You shbuld-find a wide variety of literature regarding 
this subject at your local public library. I am enclosing some mate- 
rial which.may also be of assistance to you;, 



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J* Mm* mover* 



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Mr. Tavel 
Mr. Trottei 
Mr. W.CSn 
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Mr., -Ingram 
Miss Candy, 



Pve reviewed "Masters of Deceit" several times during the last 
year, - with enthusiastic audience response, thanks to you. 

Probably because of this activity, I was last week interviewed by 
two very serious andifine high school boys, who want to start an anti-Communist 
study club. They are going to ask lor high school faculty leadership. I 
.promised them help in materials and in any other way that I could. Is 
there any nation-wide youth activity of this sort?' Or possibly other schools 
or communities have worked out something about this line. Are you aware ; 
of anyone who is experienced in furnishing adult leadership in this field? 
Or do you have any personal rsuggestions? I certainly do hot want to mislead 
them or let them make mistakes that would allow their effort to miscarry. 

Sincerely ^ - / 



Mrs 

214 S. Cottage 
Miles City, Mont 



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Communist publications state the same philosophy. 



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dated May 3, 1961. I thought you would be interested in 
receiving a copy of his letter in view of his request to 
quote statements from^Masters of Deceit. " 

Sincerely yours, 



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I .appreciate; the thought prompting y bur communication^ 

** It was indeed good of you to give me the benefit 

of your comments concerning my book,' "Masters of Deceit, " 
andl am; pleased to iearn that you found it to be of Value in 
your study of the problem pf cdmmunism.' I wrote, thte book 
with the hope that it would become a primer for those who, wanted, 
to learn the true nafureahd objectives of- the Communist Party,. 
USA, and letters such as yours are reassuring since they indicate 
this;;purpose is' being achieved; 

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Mr. Hoover: 



Mr. Parsons 

Mr. Mohr 



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Mr. C<j£^<£L^ 
Mr. D#^ch#™ 

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Mr. Tavel 

Mr. Trotter, 

Mr." W.C'Sullivan 

Tele. Room 

Mr. Ingram^_. 
Miss Gandy 



I am a student of John McDonogh Senior High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
We have been studying-Communism vs. Americanism tor the past four weeks. 
I have read your book, ^'Masters of Deceit" a nd I found it most astounding and 
surprising. I never reanzecHhat the communists were such a menace to 
our United States. In reading your book I realized the shocking picture our 
country would be under if the Communists were to take over. The big question 
is: What can we do to combat Communism. * First of all in order to, be able to 
answer this question clearly, one should have^a.solid understanding of what 
Communism is. Perhaps one way is that we should not permit the Communists 
to fool us or lure us into becoming "innocent victims." Or members of certain 
organizations such as civic, fraternal, social or etc. may be able to help by 
exposing the Communists efforts to capture that organization. Of course I 
cannot discuss very much all in one letter and I imagine there are many 
other ways in which we can help to combat Communism. However, I am 
happy to say that since I have read your book, I have a clear and better 
understanding^ what Communism really is. I hope to be reading another 
1 of your books in the very near future. 

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' J have received your letter of May 10, and; I do 
want to thank you for your kind comments about my administration 
of the FBI and my bookP u ly fasters of I)eceit> yt 

There is no truth to the rumor that lam planning to 
retire. My only desire is tovcoritinue to serve our country to the 
best of my ability in my present position* 

In connection with the other matter you mentioned; 
the FBI is strictly an investigative agency of the Federal Govern^ 
ment and, as such, does not issue clearances: or rionclearances.}—* 
Furthermore, at the request of certain governmental agencies,- 
we conduct background investigations, the results of which are 
forwarded, together with a summary of pertinent data in our files, 
to the appropriate, agency without recommendation or comment of 
any kind by this Bureau. 

♦ Enclosed are several items setting forth my views 
the subject of communism which you migiht like to have. \ 



Sincerely yours, 

J* Edgar HbgW 



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4-1-61 LEB Intro. ; 4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality One Nation's/Response to. Commu- 
nism 
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May 10,1961 



J. Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

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Mr. Ca1Iahan«_, 
Mr. Conrad._^' 
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Mr. Rosem 

Mr. TaveL , 

Mr. Trotter 

Mr. W.C.Sullivan 

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My husband and I are starting up a neighborhood study group 
to "find out what part communism plays in our lives. We recognize 
you to be the one person who f s judgment we can depend on* 
Right away two questions have been raised ♦ 

We have* heard a rumor that you are ready to retire . This 
concerns us deeply, and we wonder if this should come about, 
how would you be replaced? Who would determine^ your successor? 
Is there any reading, matter that would tell us how this would, 
be done? 

The next question was how to protect our group from being 
infiltrated with communists. While your excellant book, Master s 
of Deceit , answered this, those who have to have top clearance' 
for their jobs' fe&l we need, more positive assurance on this. Is 
th ere any way we can secure a clearance on people before 
they join our group? How could a person needing a top security 
clearance protect himself if after he left the group it became 
infiltrated and his name would be linked to it? 

We hate to bother your overworked wonderful organization, and 
I am hoping you have printed answers on these questions. Xou f r<e 
the one person in our government I have no trouble signing 
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received. It was kind 6f*yott.to write, arid- 1 do appreciate, 
your .generous remarks regarding "Masters o££)eceit. " J 
My book was intended as a .basic text on;commiuiism, 
arid: i am pleased you found it beneficial. 

In view of your interest, I am forwarding 
under separate coyer,, somefeatjerial wjnich. you inay 
like to read.. " . 

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Washington 25 D.C. 

J Edgar Hoover 

Dear Sir, 

It is with enthusiasms that I write this short note to 
thank* you sincerely for writtng ^Masters of Deceit." I ha ve 
just finished reading this book and. have been enlightened more 
than ever as to the desease oiCommunisum. 

It goes with out saying that I as an American Citizen 
will do every thing in my power to learn. more about this awful 
operation that is slowly eating away at our principles of freedom, 

Your book was so interesting that I practically 
read it twice* It will never leave my home. However, I 
certainly have told many of my friends about this book and 
know for certain that many of them are now reading your 
book. 



Let me again thank you and praise you for the 
wonderful work you are doing. 

Sure wish you were President of the U. S. A. 

Very Truly Yours 



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concerning, him and his organization. This shotiid be limited to a check with, 
established sources, appropriate credit andpolicSe agencies, as weU as a 
check of your indices* Under ho circumstances should he or his organization 
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Dear/ Mav Hbovar: 

I am preparing a series of articles. aimed, at awakening 
thee veterinary profession to the menace of Communisnu 

The articles: will he. published in The. Poise, an official 
publication of the: SGCTMft- ^s 

I request: permission to quote statements from MASTERS: 
OF JDEGE1T* 

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and Winston* lac-, 38S Madison Avenue, New York 17, New Yog^ 22 

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Communist Illusion and Democratic. Reality 

What You Can Do- To Fight Communism 

One Nations Responseto Communism 

4-17-61 Statement 

1 r* Los! Angeles (94-793) . 

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provide background information concerning him and,his organization. 
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no derogatory information regardi ngl _ br his organization. See 

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The Los Angeles Directory lists the Seven California 
VeterinsEiansjyi^^^ (SCVMA) at 1919 Wilshire 

TSoulevard. Pretext inquiry at that office reflects as 
follows : * 

The Association, the largest local veterinarians 
association in the world, is affiliated with the California 
State Veterinarians Medical Association, but not v/ith the 
National Association, It has approximately 450 members,, be 
which number comprises approximately 90 percent of \ all b?c 
veterinarians in the Southern California area. \ * 

A^ulse", the Association's monthly publicat ion, is 
distributed to members only. 



A 1959 Retail M erchants Credit Association report 

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indicates | I was 38 in 1959 

as a veterinarian at; *(mo 

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Your cordial letter of May 15 has been received, 
and I do appreciate your egressions of confidence in my 
administration of this Bureau. My book, "Masters of Deceit, *' 
was intended as a basic text, on. communism, and; I am pleased 
that you found itbenef icial. Your desire to make it available v 
to your friendsis most encouraging. -"*""*?:£ 

tn view of your interest, I am forwarding, uhdeiP 2 
separate cover, some material Tsrhich you may like to read. Mi * 
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17th National Convention, CEUSA & 3-60 LEB Intro 
Series from "Christianity Today" 

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Dear Mr* Hoover; 

I am writing to express my gratitude for the fine work you 
and the men under you have been doing for many years • You deserve 

the respect and admiration of every American v/orthy of the name, 

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I found your book, MASTERS OF DEDEIT so extremely interesting 

and infoimative that I went out and bought seven extra copies to 

give my friends. I am sure that when the American people really 

understand the nature and menace of Communism they will, feaay also, 

send you a thought of gratitude and more fully appreciate the 

tremendous task performed by your organization. 







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want you tp/know that I; am inost appreciative, of your kind com- 
ments about my admi^ 

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employed |>y the FBI as ,4 Special Agent from July 13-, ia42,/until 
April 14, i?45, at which time he resigned voluntarily; Of course, 
I am not in* apositibn toeommeht relative to Ms activities siricg - 
the termination of his employment .with this Bureau, .but i can 
assume you he has not had access to information hi FBI iiies ' 
subsequent to his departure due to their confidential nature., 

. In viewof^our cbnc'ernj Jam encl6"sing;several 
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With the filmingof "The lEBrjSfory" because.Of a book he' had authored in 
1950* "FBI Story. " It is noted that the Washington Evening Star of January 1,5, 
1961, Contains* a book review of "Operation Terror" authored by GOrdon arid 
&Sfcl4sl^KS&6rrespondent refers to a book "Abolition Terror" by 



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reflects operations qi the Bureau in connectiion with the activities 
of a kio!nape^ and bank robber and has no reference to Ihe John.Birch 
Society or "Operation Abolitioni »' to view of this., the above reply 
felt appropriate. 



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Dear Mr* Hoover, 




Mr* Tolson 
Mr. Parson; 
Mr. Mohr^. 
Mr. Belmonl 
Mr; Callahan- 
Mr. ConrniJ 

Mr. Evans 

Mr. Maltme „ 

.Mr. Rosaru^.*^ 
Mr. Tavd -«_. 
Mr. Trot^r „., 
Mr. W.G.S\*Ulvan 

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When I heard Senator Bill Blakely compliment you 'frjrg 
in a very wonderful way on TV here in San Antonio a S 1 - 
few nights ago, I decided, that I would like to do the 
same. You are aoing a wonderful work, and I seriously 
doubt that our country could have survived without it. 
Patriotic Americans look to you, your department and 
the HUAC the keep us informed. Having read your hook 
"Mas ters of .Mo 3± t? . as well as many others on 
~C6mrounism, X try^o keep. informed as to what the 
Mistaken are up to. I am a member of a- -study group, 
but not the 3ohn Birsch Society. However, for their 
sake, I hope you or someone else will investigate them 
and clear up the smear campaign against them. 

I also hear that a former FBI man named Mr. Gordon 
| Gordon has written as* bodk and s.wi-11 produce a moyj^e 
about this Society, called!" Abolition L Terror", unless 



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Mr. Gordon has investigated ... 

i possibly have, such information? Can you let me know 
if he was formerly with the FBI and if he had access 
to SucFTnformation? 

May I also say that the pamphlets about Communism 
put out by our government printing office are both 
interesting and Shocking. 

Keep up the good wcrkl 

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For the ihformatiQn of Eegat, JRofte, "Masters of 
Deceit" Ms not been published in French to the knowledge 
of this office. There is ? hpwev,er, a French translation 
6£ the book <"The; FBI Story* 1 , by fe03S( WHITEHEAD. 

'The .dheck enclosed for tl*e purchase oJf.ibwb copies 
of "Masters- of Deceit" in French furnished with a popy pf 
relet to this office is being returned to £egat, Rome, with 
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Memoranda from Mr. J* J. HcGuire to Mr. Mohr dated 8/29/60 
and 9/22/60 .advised that the moly Cross/Co iiege>Club of Washington, P.. C. , 
sponsored an annual award to > be given bythe; club; to the student designated* 
,by the college as hayingsubmitted during the school year the best article, or 
editorial on w hat democrac y means to the youths of America in a world 
encircled by communism, I 

/p The winner would receive a cash award and a* copjr of the* Director's 
book^ ^ast ers '^oLDe o^igJ } lA recommendation was, made and- approved that 
tfre -copy*df n Masters^ri)6ceit n be* autographed, to the winning student. ' 

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7-th, Dallas, Texas of which Miss 

HARLESS came to Dallas from McMirtnyrxre 1 , Tennessfee and 
occupied the church post for approximately one year prior to 
resigning to become associated with a television program 
"Herald of Truth % - sponsored by the Highland Church of Christ, 
Abilene, Texas which program is seen in. the Dallas area, on 
channel 11, Fort Worth, Texas. Miss l ~| stated MR* HARLESS 
was highly respected, is a man of about 50 years of age and 
has resided in Dallas with his wife arjd children at 630 N. 
Oak Cliff Boulevard, Dallas, phone WH lr0239 ; Miss^ I 
advised^ after consulting discreetly with MR. I | 

currently Minister at the Edgefield Church of Christ, Dallas, 
that "Herald of Truth" is produced by Fidelity Film Productions,, 
3024 Fort .Worthy Avenue, Dallas with facilities^pf SoufcJM/est '* 
Film Laboratory of the "same address . Fidelity ^Advertising, 
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Abilene, that he knows JiARLESS only slightly and would know 
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Abilerte* only on fihnrft visits, at this time. It i,s the 

opinion of Miss| 'that MR.« HARNESS is a fide person^ 

a .great admirer ojt* Director HOOVER and the FBI and" that 
the television' program "herald of Truth" is a stimulating 
religious program, scripts of which ,are concerned with Bible 
stories i 

In, View: of the above l : t ±s recommended: that Bpreau 
mat,eri4i b€ furnished 'to* MR. HARlESS at the Abilene Address * 
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Mr.^Conw 

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Mr. Malone- 
Mr. Kosci 
Mr. Tavel, 

Mr. Trotter 

Mr. W.C.Sullivan 

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I was very honored to receive the autographed copy o f Masters of 
Deceit* My awareness was heightened as each group of girls shared 
and handled the copy. You would have thrilled to see their eyes open 
with wonder and to hear their girlish whispers of awe as they viewed 
this "trophy" from Washington* 

This spontaneous, generous admiration so frankly given was very 
significant to me* It gave me a glimpse which I am passing onto you 
as a rewarding tribute of recognition of your service, your worth, 
your courage and integrity. It also showed me how fine and good our 
wholesome girls are. 

My rather hidden butpositive work as a teacher has been to form 
young women with convictions and a passion for goodness, truth, and 
beauty. Your outstanding work has been to discover, prevent, or root 
but all that is opposed to these ideals. The breathless reaction to seeing 
your book bearing your picture and your signature was a beautiful proof 
that you are, indeed, valued and appreciated by our students. 

May you know the consolation you deserve and the blessings which *we 
pray for you from our good God who gave us Mr. John Edgar Hoover! 
Be assured that my own prayerful remembrance for you now has more 
personal warmth and intensity. Thank you for the honor and the pleasure 
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plimentary toward my book ; "Masters of Deceit," and "TheFJSiStoryV" 
written by Don Whitehead. She requests permission, to reprint specific, » 
parts of "Rasters of Deceit" as a handy guide for her "Iess_ambitiQiia 
relatives and friends." 1 Bufiies contain no record of Mrs. 
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if necessary ^ conduct a discreet inquiry relative to the general, background 
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19 May 1961 



Mr. John Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington,, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 



Mr. Tolson. 
Mr. Parson 
:orni^Mr. Mohr. 

Mr. Belmont 

[r. Callahan, 
BirwConrad, . 

CrT j^Loach. 
Mr. EvVis, 
Mr. Malo! 
Mr. Rosen. 



Mr. TaveL 



Mr. Trottsiw*™ 
Mr. W.C.SuIlivan 

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Mr. Ingram 
Miss Gand! 



I have just finished reading THE FBI STORY by Don Whitehead and vo ifr- 
boo 0MASTERS OF DECEIT, a nd found them both exceedingly interesting. •Jj^ 
Don Wfcitetiead's book "is the first I have read concerning the background ' 
and history of the FBI. I have always admired the FBI, and have great* 
respect for the work being done by the Bureau. I feel very secure and 
comfortable in the knowledge that the FBI exists. 

Your book was a great help to me, in that I am now able to objectively 
read and determine the nature of many items I see in the newspapers. 
I am extremely interested in fighting the threat of Communism in the 
United States; I am by no means complacent about the spread of the 
red plague ♦ In order to battle the idealogical warfare in which we 
are engaged, I believe that a full understanding of Communism is 
necessary. Therefore, I have availed myself of many pamphlets and 
reports from the U, S. Government printing office in addition to 
the two books mentioned above. "" "* 





I may never uncover a notorious "spy ring," or lead to the capture 
of an alien agent, but I do my best to be of service to my country 
wherever possible. Once not long ago, I received a "questionable" 
advertisement in the mail. After reading it, I promptly forwarded 
it to the local office of the FBI for the possible interest it might 
be. Be, assured that I will not flood the local office with piles of 
trivia; I carefully evaluate any questionable material to the best 
of my ability, and when I am convinced that the contents are pro- 
Communist, sympathizing, or dupes, I send the item to one of your 
offices. 

At the present time, I am trying to do my part to help my friends 
and relatives become more conscious of the continual barrage of 
propaganda and agitation from the Communists. I write a letter 1 
once a month (approximately) , and send it to 30 friends and 
relatives. The letter contains information, I may$Jiave read in 
Government pamphlets or heard at re'ctures^(I attended a series of 
nine lectures recently held at the local junior college; subject 
"Facts on Communism today") • I am hoping to open their minds to learn, 




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After reading MASTERS OF DECEIT, I found many brief passages that 
are both interesting and' very important for everyone to know, I 
would appreciate permission to reprint specific parts of your book 
as a handy guide to my less ambitious relatives and friends. The 
parts to which I refer are: 

1. The five false claims of Communism, Chapter 7. 

2. How-to spot and eliminate Communists in organizations, Chapter 16. 

3. How to spot Communist front organizations, Chapter 17. 

4. What Americans can report to the FBI, pp 311-312, items 1-5. 

I feel that these particular parts of your book are exceptionally good, 
easy to understand, and would be helpful in pointing out the "Aesopian 
Language" of the Communist, Your consideration of my request is 
appreciated. 

My loyalty to the United States of America is 100%; I believe in our 
Government and in the Constitution. I have never been, am not now, and 
certainly never will be a member of the Communist Party, nor will I 
sympathize with Communist intentions. In fact, I do all I possibly 
can to learn the Communist tactics, so that I will not be duped into 
acting in their behalf. 

Again, congratulations for your work in MASTERS OF DECEIT; excellent 
reading and most important. I have recommended it to all my friends, 
and acquaintences. 

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175 fifth Avenue 




NEWJfOK^JSEW^OJElK^ 
~TRtf§UEST TO USE "MASTERS OF DECEIT 
ON TELEVISION - ' 



Reference is made to memorandum, Jones to DeLoach,. dated 5-15-61, 
concerning the above-entitled individual who called from New York and wished to 
<?speak to someone concerning thd possibility of doing some television programs on 
^Masters of Deceit. " 



^-On 5-17-61, Mr, 



called at the Bureau and was interviewed by 

Kemper. He stated that the production of, his company was primarily aimed for 
religious arid, educational-type shows. He said what they would like to do would be 
to make, twenty-nine ten- minute shorts which would be institutional in character, but 
would have: dignified sponsors, on the subject of communism based on, the Director's 
book 4 "Masters of Deceit. " He said, r of course, he would need Bureau cooperation 
and guidance. 

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that ive had had many similar offers 



for this type of television show but had had to decline because of the pressure of 
other matters. 



said he understood and that if we decided to go into any such 



program, he would appreciate being, "given a chance. " 
A brochure on, his firm is attached. 



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Films are the most flexible of mass communication media. They can 
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In today s competition to reach and influence men's minds, films are, a 
strategic medium. 

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— educational and industrial films and filmstrips, TV spots and% com- 
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and* thorough technical competence of the team pictured below are at 
your service to create, script and produce films that will do the job 
you expect them to do. A consultation on your needs will involve no 
obligation. 



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175 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK 10, N. Y. 
GRamcrcy 7-3006 



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soned judgment of years of advertising and public 
relations experience in the educational, religious 
and institutional, and industrial markets^ 




David E. Ferrin supervises all film production. He is not only 
a top flight director but also a veteran cameraman and 
creative script writer. These last two talents add important 
technical -skills, to one of the finest creative directors in the 
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William T. Lent combines great originality with rare percep* 
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William T. Lent — Art Director and Set Designer 




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"* ' «I have received your letter postmarked May 17, with 
enclosures,* and I am most appreciative of your generous comments 
about my administration of the FBI. Thank you for your prayers. . 

The jurisdiction and responsibilities of the FBI do not 
extend to furnishing evaluations: or comments concerning the character 
or integrity of any individual, publication or organization. Consequently, 
it will not be possible for me to comply with your wishes with respect 
•to your enclosures. ] 

l can readily-understand your deep concern over the 
grave threat posed by communism, particularly to the youth of our 
country. It is my firm belief that a broad knowledge of the objectives 
and operations of the communist conspiracy is essential if Americans 
are to effectively resist its influence. My book, "Masters of deceit, " 
Was intended to be an easy-to^read primer on communism for. students 
and other Americans who wbuld like to learn something about this evil 
menace. . 



Enclosed are several: items setting forth my views" q 
this subject which, you may like to have. 




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Enclosures (4) 
4- i'7'-Direct pr t ,s S tatement re Internal-Security 
C^l^tro^flR^onse to Communism*: : 
C: —""j-u"* Illusion and Democratic Rea|ity. 
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It is noted* that her enclosures deal with political matters with respect to the! 
endorsing of individuals by factions of the .democratic party in her area of 
California. 




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Mr. Parso 

Mr. Mohr,^J?X* 

Mr. Belmont^ 

Mr. Callahan...*.. . 

Mr. Conrad --/£ 

Mr./ge£€&fiJ£ 

MrrEvans .- 

Mr. Malono,„ ; „ w 
Mr. Kosen — ,«„... 
Mr. Tavcl^- ^ 
Mr. Trottciv ...» 
Mr. W.O.SuUivan 

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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of investigation 
Washington, ]). C. 

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I am enclosing two newspaper clippings that appeared in our 
local papers - the one in the Los Angeles Examiner, and the 
other in^the Herald American, as of Thursday, May 11, 1961. 

Having finished reading your book MASOERS OP DECEIT* I have 
"been reading local political news and also the international 
news more thoroughly, using your hook as a standard. > 

The two enclosed articles - to me - smack of Communism infil- 
tration. -1 have underlined in red the parts that 1 feel give 
them away* 4 

My country is, and always has, been, very precious to me, and 
I want to do all that I can to fight to preserve our American 
heritage. However, 1 do not want to go off "half-cocked" 
indiscriminately saying, "communist! communist!". 



Mr. Hoover, I would sincerely appreciate your appraisal of the _^ 
two articles and your advice as to how 1, as a citizen? can &^* 
legally and effectively fight and expose this influence in our f% 
local government. I would appreciate ">our telling me if 1 am Sj £ 
wrong in ny thinking on these articles. ***** 




I realize that you are heavily burdened and hesitated in writing < 
you, but 1 feel that you are the one to come to before doing 
anything. 

Thank you for your kind consideration of w request, and may * 
God bless you richly for all that you are doing for the welfare 
of our country. 



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A letter signed by 11 outstanding state Democratic leader g denpuncing 
Samuel William Yorty, candidate for Mayor of X,os Angeles,< was mailed. 
Saturday to 3O0O officials and office holders. 

Trie signers stated trieir reasons for supporting Mayor Poulson, al- 
ttiougli a ^Republican, in preference to Yorty, wlio lias campaigned: for 
some 25 years as a Democrat and wlio liasr emphasized in news releases 
* that he is a former Democratic Congressman. 

The letter also follows official repudiation of Yorty last week hy the 
Xx>s Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, which voted 19G-3 to 
withhold support. The letter said: 



Dear Fellow Democrat: 

in the coming mayoralty election; 
Democrats are faced with a choice between 
the Incumbent Republican Mayor, Norris 
Poulson, and the purported Democrat, Sam 
Yortyl 

Ordinarily we believe In strong partisan- 
ships Democrats should support Democra- 
tic candidates: In tnls case, however,, the 
only Democrat Is a man -who has been a 
Democrat In registration only and when It 
suited his personal ambitions. 

forty's record Is such that he does not 
deserve the support of Democrats who are 
loyal to the principles of „ pur party. He was 
actively associated with JacfcT Tehney and 
the State Un-American Activities Commit- 
tee operation while in the. State Legisla- 
ture. He called the CDC convention that 
.endorsed Dick Richards in 1956 "stacKed" 
and "rigged" and refused to campaign, for 
Governor Brown>in 1958- 

Yorty's latest betrayal of the Democra- 
tic Party was when he supported Richard 
Nixon for President and openly attacKed 
John Kennedy in a 31-page document en- 
titled, "I Cannot Take Kennedy*' by 
Samuel w. Yorty; In tnis brochure he ap- 
peals to religious prejudice in section II, 
"The. Question of Religion",; he attacks 
Kennedy as dangerous because he would 
be "more under the influence of labor 
leadersj^ he asserts "The Communists are 
again active in the_*Democratic_ Party in 
California'"; and'^says ™X Jeef very strongly 



that Nixon Is, better equipped ... I cannot 

take Kennedy." 

Xf "Vorty were to, be -elected to the city's 
highest office, we sincerely believe that he 
would not only be a grave danger to our 
city's welfare^ but also to the Democratic 
i>art:y_ln our area, to the statewide Demo- 
cratic candidates next year and to the na- 
tional administration. 

We cannoV afford to be neutral in this 
contest. Mayor Poulson has scrupulously 
avoided partisanship in his office. * He did 
not talce a place on the delegation to the 
Republican .presidential convention, he 
tookno public stand in the races between 
Brown and Knpwland "nor between Ken- 
nedy and Nixon. Mayor Poulson worked 
effectlvely^to. .bring trie Democratic presi- 
dential convention to Los Angeles, andlhe 
haC Appointed:; many Democrats to im- 
portant .p^sts-rrScrDembcratfc.cIty commls- 
sioners^fof example. Moreover, Democrats 
snouldT volfe ifbiT Mayor Poulson because he 
has provided the city with "ah outstanding 
exampleof progressive municipal govern- 
ment" according to a study "of "the 10 
largest American cities made by Harvard 
Business Review 

We, the nndersighed, liice many promi- 
nent Democrats the" latest of whom is 
James Roosevelt, are going ta support 
Mayor Poulson on Wednesday, May 31st to 
assure good government for all the people 
of Z*os Angeles, and ..to protect the welfare 
of the Democratic Party. 

Signetit: 



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I*. AVDemocra tic Central 



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airman 

Cont. 



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* Jesse -M- Unrun, 
As s em&Xyman 





Payl -Zif : 
IXsmocratic National 
Committeeman * 



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%J ac*c *3 2^ Spitze r , -- Vice ^ChaiteTOart 
1*^ A;X)emocr atic Central Com. 



Camen. H£ Wars chaw »Chm* * 
Women* » XfcLv.rJemocratic- 
-State Central 



Edward -A* Hawkins, Treasurer 
Lr. A i Democratic " Central* Coca , 




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Hilton Gordon,I/.A.I)emocratie 
-Central * Commi t te e 



Editn Sei>os„ Secretary 
Democratic State Central 
Committee 

Berrien *Hx>re, Sttte 
Pres » " Young- Demo crats 



Eiiaiabeth. aiyder,Forcier 
Chairman >3Deja9cratio 
^tate "Central .Cora. 

• *Joe Wyatt , Former- State" 
President California' " 
Democratic Council 



PLEASE ASK YOUR 



XO HE1*P KE-BUSCT K\YQR NORRIS' iFOULSOT ON .WAV 31s t?« 



FRIENDS XO HEt»P RE-] 



"bond, possible "to man- 
^en mother and cliilci, 
wlngly or unknowingly 
Loral aj"* l, fciz£es of suc- 



*Ior natural law by tlie 

*s Day- 
originated itl our own 

r sons and daughters to 
3 and love tliey owe trie 
ended and trained tliem 

sacrifice to accomplislx 

wliateyer to tlie claims 
il. affection and tlie affi- 
Levotion runs more truly 
cliild tliaix between any 

n phenomenon is only 
with.- it go moral and 
Le to other hlunan con- 

monstrable facts among 
as the most advanced 

itions of our time and 
cessary that we be not 
salute to the mother-, 

Cr to honor it with suit- 
asibn to render thanks 
I our mothers- we identify 
of eternal life and the 
en if our tribute be ren- 

or this by the custom of 
in memory of a mother 
a living mother. 

\7e bear, let it denote 
in -who endowed us with 
learned the truths and 



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ingof Gary Cooper, the 
an a motion picture star 
lower. 

the respect and admira- 
>re on the image he -pro- 
l his ability to assume a 

strength tempered with 
terly devoid of sham or 

serj^ symbols which ex- 
n liJclcing in themselves, 

le pitfall -which very few- 
out stumbling, be it ever 
sometime, even the most 
divi duality peek through 

an asset. For in private 

gentle, sparing of words, 

quiet wit that rejected. 

which he will be sadly 
n€Ls and associates. 




"Weather. Is Dry 



By ROBERT PETERSOK 

"WHY CAN'T folks talk 

• a b o u t something be- 
sides their health,' their chil- 
dren and the weather? I've 
just moved to a new neigh- 
borhood and have been go- 
ing .around trying to get 
acquainted. You wouldn't be- 
lieve the dull, insipid con- 
versationalists I've encount- 
ered.** 

A- — They may he saying 
the same thing about you. 
At any rate it's well to 
remember that the weather, 
health and children are 
conv e n i e n t topics for 
breaking the ice in any 
conversational situation. 

It's true, of course, many 
people haven't much in- 
teresting to say. Those who 
fear they're in this cate- 
gory should do more read- 
ing on current events and 
soak up storiGs and anecdotes 
to perk up their patter. 

Q- "I think it's splendid 

that -they've lowered the age 
limit so women, can retire 
on Social Security at 62 in- 



stead of waiting till 6^. Why 
don't they do it for men 
top?" 

A- — It's being considered 
in Congress right now, but 
I question the wisdom of it. 
Most people prefer — and 
should be encouraged — to 
keep on working rather than . 
retire early. 

I've never quite under- 
stood why they lowered it 
to 62 for; women- in the first 
place — except as a senti- 
mental gesture to the gen- 
tler sex. "* - 

Women already get the 
breaks in old age since, on 
the average, they , outlive 
men by six years. Having 
witnessed the boredom fac- 
ing maxiy retirees it? seems 
to me tl\ey should be rais- 
ing the retirement age. 

in ^Sweden, which has 
given more thought to aging 
than any other country, el- 
ders must be 68 before 
they're eligible for social se- 
curity. And. in neighboring 
Canada they must be 70. ^ 

If voxt tvottZ<Z li.He a, fre&, 
boaJclGt "TH& Most F>ot>$i,t 



Baa #B*<g* JEeBf ^osr^s JSfltoglBsox 

Dental Clinic An; 



2*o Z*os Angeles Eazarntnerz 

IAJyl a busy mother of two 
smali children, and I 
raise rnjr voice in loud com- 
plain t._ y 



morning to me or the child. 
He told him to get in the 
chair and open, his mouth. 

Without washing his hands, 
he picked up an explorer, 
touched one b ack tooth and f 



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1 am enclosing,a copy of a letter dated 
Hay i9, 1961, %hich Mr.. Hoover received from.. 

742 Myrtle Street; Kortlifeast, 



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Atlanta 6, Georgia. Tthoiight it might be of interest, 

to you. 

Sincerely yoursj 



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Gpndy *.,,',,,'„, 



Enclosure 



WAILED, 5 



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Clyde Tolson 





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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 



Dear 



Your letter of May 22, 19.61, teas been 
rePeivedV and I dp,appj?eciate your very kind remarks con- 
cerning "Masters. o£ Deceit." , 
' ,' ' ■ . ' ' * - * - - ' • 

1 would Uke. fto point put that the discussion 
of liberalism in my book was seifbrth merely to show its 
contrast, with communism. t The book, of cpjurse, speaks 
for itsbtf and anylurther cpmment.on.my part, I^eiel, 
wpuldibe superfluous; 1 hope that you wi&uftderftand my 
position in this matter. 

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D I PL MATE AMERICAN BOARD 

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May 22, 1961 



Mr, Tolson 
Mr. ParsotfS 
Mr. Mohr 
Mr. Belmont.3 
Mr. Callahan. 
Mr^ ConrtftL 
jackoon 4-^j^^ ach 

Mr. Evans. _ 
Mr. Malone., 
Mr. Hosen. M 
Mr. Tavel_ 
Mr. Trotter. 



J# Edgar Hoover,. 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr, Hoover; 



Mr, W.C.SuMvan 
Tele. Room 
Mr. Ingi 
Miss Gandy. 



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I want to congratulate you on your excellent boo k "Masters of Deceit." 
There is one paragraph *in this book which has thrown me into a world of 
confusion. You have defined Liberalism as a curb on the powers, of the 
central government. My understanding of Liberalism is the use of the 
full force of the federal government for the so-called advancement of 
social, political .and economic justice. A Liberals elieves that govern- 
ment is a proper tool to use in the management of society. It would seem 
that your interpretation of Liberal, as applied to- the United States, was 
really what. I understood was Conservatism. I would very much appreciate 
if you wilydrop me a brief note on this matter so that I may complete 
an article on the Liberal versus the Conservative. 



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Your letter of May 23, whi6h *wa& also 
signed by your husband, has been received. Your 
interest in "Masters of Deceit' 1 and the articles which 
I'haye written, is appreciated, and I want you to know 
that your expreqoipnfi o£ confidence are a source of 
encouragement to me. 



I jam enclosing come, ?riatqrial regarding 
comniunism which you may like to read.. 



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Enclosures (4) 

Communism: The Bitter Enemy of Religion 
17th .Nat'l Conv CP, USA & 3/60 LEB Mro 
Series from "ChristianityToday' 1 
4>-i7-6l Internal Security Statement 



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May 21, 1961. 



Mr* J. Edgar Hoover - Director 
Federal .Bureau/of Investigation 
Washington, D. C; 

Dear Six; ; , 

We, two ordinary citizens 5 , want to .thank you 
for your unswerving exposure of ihV Communist conspiracy 
in America, for KP^r adherence to ;Principle, and for your 
informative booK^asters of Deceit.^ 

We also wish ^to commend you for articles 
from your pen:that have been published :In Magazines, that emphasize 
the importance of moral integrity and- Christian training >iri<the 
home. 



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thank you for your kind remarks concerning my book, 
"Masters of pfeceit. H I appreciate your thpUghtfulness 
in providing copies of this publication for your friends 
to read. 

With the constant and relentless 
efforts of the Communist Party to subjugate our Nation* 
it is always encouraging to hear from citizen^ who are 
educating themselyes to the insidious and deceitful 
methods of the communists, for our freedoms can only 
be protected if we are alerted to the dangers of our 
enemy. 

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I have just finished reading the paper back 
edition of your book "Masters of Deceit tf I was very much 
impressed and wish to express my appreciation to you for 
having made this information available to the American 
public. I hope you will continue to write and to expose this 
evil force. Yours is a great service and we who are privileged 
to be -U. S. citizens owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude. 

I am a very small business man, a working 
plumber in this small mid western town. My income is quite 
limited. However, I wish to do all I can to stop communism. 
This letter of appreciation and encouragement is my first 
effort in that direction. My second effort was to purchase 
five volumes of your book. On the fly leaf of each book I have 
] written. "Please read this book, if you have not already done 
so, and pass it on to someone else. Mr Hoovers integrity 
has never been successfully challenged. His message should 
be of utmost importance to alLgood citizens of the U-. S." 

I am placing ihese five books with people 
whom J think will benefit by them and will, as I have urged, 
pass them on. To each I have suggested that they in turn buy two 
additional books to be passed around. I hope this sort of rourid , - 
robbin will spread. 

If you have knowledge of other means by which I can further 
the causfe of our freedom in some concrete way please have me 
advised. I am not only willing I am eager to put all my strength 
and resources at the disposal of this great country which I consider 
has been so very kind and generous to me. I like many thousands 
of others need only direction. 



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tour ;6f ; FBI Headquarters are appreciated. We willbe - 
pleased to have ^u; visit our bidlding again this summer. 

In view of the desire you haye expressed to, 
become a .member of our organization^ I ani fenciosing/some 
literature regarding the 3FBI which may^be of interest. 



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Dear Mr. Hoover . 

I just want, to tell you how remarkable I think the 
F.B.I, is. So far I have read A 5 books (including 2 comic books) 
and Lam on my sixth, I always look forward to your many stories 
in This Weeks magazine from pur Sunday paper. Last summer 
my mother and myself visited my sister who lives in Virginia, but 
works in Washington, anyhow shie asked us if we- would like to 
visit The F.B.I, building, we accepted and I had one of my most 



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see all the many different; thugs. This summer our family is 
coming east for my sisters, wedding. I hope I have the same 
opportunity as last time to visit your buildings or i&adquarters. Right 
now I am starting to read a book you wrote entitle s "Masters of Deceit. I 1 
My mother started to read it but she said, "It scares me". I hbpe 
someday I will be a proud member of the F. B. I. 



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alert your members to the challenges against the United 
States in the subversive field, and I wont to congratulate 
you and .your, staff for having distributed 670 copies of 
Director j* Edgar Hoover's bookPi'lKas ters of ipoceit^. 
1 am confident that these, if digested thoroughly* will 
result in, benefits to the United States and to membership 
of the National Management Association and the National 
Council of Industrial Management clubs* 

Sincerely yours, 



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Special Agent in (Charge 






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To: Director, FBI 

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Subject: ."MASTERS OF DECEIT" 




ReRomelets dated 5/12/61 captioned "Relations With 
Turkey, " "Relations With Greece." 

In connection with the establishment of liaison 
contacts in Greece and Turkey, the suggestion was made to 
the Bureau that the Director autograph five copies of his 
book<^ Masters of Deceit" for presentation to officials in 
Greece and Turkey . * 

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)J?ffio3,ie of $23.60 to include cost of these five books and three 
$W' I >¥• additional books, making a total of eight books. It is 
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through the courtesy of Mr. | | who represented me 

at the citation ceremony given you by the Quartermaster 
Association, of which I am, a Vice President* 

Major General Herman Feldman, Executive Vice President of the 
Association, informed me of the Citation which was really a 
confirmation of the distinguished service that you rendered. 



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Your letter of £!ay 27, 1CG1, has been received. 
I appreciate your kind sentiments and interest in "junctors of 
Deceit. 1 * The paperback edition, of my book is published by 
Pocket Books, Inc., and you may deairo to direct an inquiry to 
that firm at 030 Fifth Avenue, Now York, Now York. 

I am forwarding, under separate cover, soine 
material en communism "which you may like to read. 



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May 27, 1961 



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Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Many of us here are acutely aware of the danger of 
communism and are doing every thing in our power to inform and arouse 
the public. 

In the last few months your book ^Masters of Deceit, M 
in the paper back edition cannot be bought. I have asked several outlets ' 
to order it, but they say it is not available. 

I wrote the Cardinal Book Co. and have not received 
an answer. 

I feel that it -is vitally important to get this book .on the *- 
news stand. In our study groupsranfl Book reviews we tell people to read it, I V^""" 
then it cannot be found. 

I am very concerned over thi£ situation. Can you offer 
any solution? 



Ljrcommimicg^^trom you will be deeply appreciated. 



I admire and respect you so much!" Many times I have said "Thahk God for 
J. Edgar Hoover. " You have held the line against comm«nism-feiwu&9««- 

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Dear Lieutenant; 

Your letter of May 29,/ 1961, has been received* 
and in response to your request* t am enclosing publications on 
the subject of Communism currently available for general .distri- 
bution by this Bureau. 

For your information, my book, "Masters of 
Deceit," is published by Holt, Rlnehart and Winston, Inc. , 
383 Madtsqn Avenue, New York 17, New York, and you. may 
wish to contact this source for copies in case they are not avail- 
able through your local bookstores. Pocket Books,, Inc. , 
630 5th Avenue, New York 20,, Sfew York, has published paper- 
bOund copies of it. I am v&ry pleased to know of your interest 
in my book. '„<■-. *.„ 

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29 May 1961 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

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Dear Sir: 

Recently I "became an assistant to my squadron security 

officer . I wish to help educate the men concerning the ways of 

the Communists* As a security officer, I feel this is as much 

my job as "briefing on the "Covert Threat" ♦ 

I would like to secure as many as one-hundred copies, 

or more, of your took, MASTERS OP DECEIT. I doubt the men 



would "buy many hard hound copies, "but if it were printed in 
the pocket edition, I feel many would "buy, and read it* 

Please tell me which press to write to in order to 
secure these paper hound copies. If it is not printed in t^iis 
form, where may I secure extracts for general distribution? 

I would also appreciate information on any other 
literature that I may secure toward the goal of awakening 
the men to the real threat they face. 

Thank you very much for your trouble # 

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of Alamo, California, together \?ith a 
copy of Mr* Hoover's reply. Both of these 
communications are self-explanatory and are 
being' furnished for your information. 

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do appreciate your thoughtfulness in writing. The book was 
written in the hope that it would become a useful text for 
Americans and/free people throughout the world interested 
in learning more about the menace of communism. Communis 
cations such, as yours are reassuring and confirm that the 
publication is serving its intended purpose. 



kind' remarks. 



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this month. She has already been furnished current QurSau reprints; 
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Washington, DC . 

. Dear Sir: 

There is/no longer ap^excuse for not reading. b6 

your very, truthful informative Book P^Masters of Deceit. " The b 7c 
unabridged edition paper cover (only 50 £) should be a must 
on every bookshelf"/ in every American Home 1 We thank you. I 
alwaystry to follow the ways of truth, justice, love, and like 
yourself have suggested it to all - it will combat the hate - deceit - 
lies of the dangerous "Commies. " 

On page 305 (Masters of Deceit) the Blasphemy of 
Christ makes me "iliyTand tears flow like rain -, *Were it possible 
would fly to Washington to shake your hand. I admire you as I do Lincoln. 

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Your letter of May 19 has been referred to 
'me upon toy retarn to Washington* I am glad that you have 
found my bookr "Masters of deceit , n and "The FBI Story," 
written by Don Whitehead, of value to you. Tour kind 
comments are indeed appreciated. 

Although Ihave no objection to your use of 
certairi material in my book for your newsletter, Tv?ould 
suggest that you, obtain additional authority from the pub- 
lishers, Holt, Rinfehart and Wiriston, Inc., 383 Madison 
Avenue, New York 17, New York. 



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investigation revealed nothing to preclude complying with her request. 

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requested permission to reprint specific parts of the book as a handy fg uide for 

he^rfriends and relatives. 

Binehart & Winston, Inc. 



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Mr. Tavel__ 

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Records, Contra Costa County Retail Credit Bureau and 
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having secretarial duties, at Aero-rJet General Nucleonics, San 
Rp,mon, Calif... i where she has worked s ince 1/29/58. Company records 
reflect her date of birth as I l at Concord, Calif. Her 
previous Employment was listed as follows: Office Manager, J.C4 
Pierce De-Soto-Plymouth dealer, Concord > 7/37-1/58; Credit Manager, 
J.T. Lucas Co., DeSoto dealer, Walnut Creek, Calif., 7/56-7/57; 
bookkeeper, C.M. Murphy, Oldsmobile dealer, San Francisco, 2/56- 
7/56; bookkeeper, Les, Vpgel Chevrolet Co., San Francisco, 6/55-2/56; 
unemployed, 2/55-6/55; position not indicated, A.L. Learner GMC 
Truck jCp., San Francisco, 8/54-2/55. 

Direct or of Secur ity, Aero -Jet Gfefceral N ucleoni cs, 

I states Mrs J I lias AEC ID No . I "I and 
has lf Q u clearances granted \ r Tollowin£ Civil Service invest 

ligation.. She ha s a Depa rtment of Defense clearance to the level 
of "Secret** dated I 1 



I \ who wa s ^appris ed of confidential nature of 
this inquiry, stages Mrs J I knoWn to him personally and he 
described her as f, a real friend of security and arch foe of 
communism, 1 ? states, she is a stable responsible person who is 
aggressive and has strong an ti ^communist feelings. Statfes he 
is aware of a news letter she prepares for a group of he* friends 
and assoQiates and states jshe is also the local editor of an ~ 
employee publication of Aero-Jet General Nucleonics company. 

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communism is understandable, and your desire to inform 
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r-3 ; 60 LEB and 17thIJational Convention CP, USA 

(4^17-61 (Statement 

I Christianity Today 

^Communism:' Tl^e Bitter Enemy of Religion 
\ One Nation'^ ft'esjponse to, ^onimunism 

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May 30, 1961 



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Dear Sirs: 

The reasons for my writting^this letter are two fold. First,, 
I have just finished readings-Mast ers of Deceit by J. Edgar ' 
Hoover. I found this book so interesting and, enlightening that 
it has prompted me to, write this letter. I wish to personally 
commend and thank, the Department of Justice arid particularly 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the superb work you are 
doing in routing out and exposing the subversive scum that has 
so .deceitfully wormed their way into our soceity.- Secondly, I 
would appreciate it very much if you would send me any and all 
material you have that would be of assistance in informing a 
private citizen like myself on what I can do as an American to 
fight this red scourge which has worked its way into our great 
democracy. Thank you very much. 




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Secretary to 

J* Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington 25 f D» C. 

Dear Miss Gandy: 

Thank you for your kind reply of 26 May, explaining that Mr* Hoover was 
out of town when my letter arrived* It" was thoughtful of you to notify 

me* 

Please refer again to my letter of 19 May, in jrhich I requested permission 
to reprint some items from Mr* Hoover* s book ^MSTERS OF DE CEIT * I have ' 
found that the Elliott Service Company, Mt. Vernon, liew iorK7~Bas already- 
done this and has printed a very handy pamphlet titled "Facts About 
Communism," which includes everything (and more) that I wished to reprint, 
\ Therefore, I have decided to order these pamphlets from them, thus saving 
all sorts of paperwork to arrange permission, for ,me. to, reprint. 

The Elliott Service Company advertises "l&nagement aids for industry, " 
and evidently this is a company specializing in various publications for 
mass distribution by employers* The reprints I requested froitu<them range 
±n price from 1k$ to 9j># each, which is reasonable enough for me (and 
less expensive than if I reprinted the information myself). 

Thank you again for your thqughtfulness in writing to me* It would 
be a pleasure for me to hear from Mr* Hoover when he returns* 

Very truly yours, 



Mr. Malone 

Mr. Rosen 

•Mr. Sullivan 

Mr. Tavel 

Mr. Trotter 

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Your letter of June 2, J961) has been received, 
and I am pleased to know of your organization's, interest in my - 
boolc, •'Masters. of Deceit." Bncio&ed are pubUcatiohs Which 
may lie of aid In preparing your program on June %2 f and I am 
forwarding toyou, under separate cover, 100 copies of the 
poster, "What You Can, Do To Fight Communism." I hope this, 
material will present suggestions as to how you can help protect 
our American way of life. 



Sincerely yours, 
&£dgar Hoover 
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Communist Illusion ,& Democratic Reality 

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One Nation's Response to Communism 

4-17-61 statement re internal security 

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List. Norfolk stated at that time that her husband was completely 
cooperative, with the Bureau. 



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ELIZABETH RIVER TUNNEL COMMISSION 

CREATED BY CHAPTER 130, ACTS OP VIRGINIA, 1042 SESSION 

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Hon, J.*, Edgar Hoover, 

General Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, B.C. 

Dear Sir: 

Our Becreation Club consisting purely of 
members of our organization is planning a program 
on Monda»r\Junel2, 1961 and featuring a review, of 
your ^oolc^m^S^M, TTOBIg". We feel it is a 
timely subject and look for ward with great interest 
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Kindly advise if there are any pampjslets 
or banners or any kind of information for distribution 
that you can rush to us to distribute at this program* 
We anticipate about 100 to attend,.as we have opened it to 
outsiders as well as members of the Club. 

Your reply will be greatly appreciated before 
our meeting on June 12th. 

Very %xvly yours, 



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PROGEAM 
C/o H^Biv^unnel Commission / 
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Dear Mrs* 



I have received your letter of May 31 and; want 
to thank you for your kind comments concerning my book, 
"Masters of Deceit," and; the .investigation being cpriducted by 
jcny associates in the matter you discussed., 

In response to your inquiry,, it would require 
legislation td change the situation to which you referred. It 
has always been my policy to refrain from injecting the ^BI or 
myself into problems relating to legislation. Within the Depart- 
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som€ material dealing with the gianeVkljsubject of commyjiifem^ 
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4-17-61 Internal Security Statement Qrie Ration's Response tp 

Communist Illusion & democratic Reality, ; Communism 

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Miss Gandy 



In reference to the recent bombings at the microwave plants it is 
refreshing to read a "no comment 11 from the F.B.I. Agents. These 
men are doing a fine job and it is comforting to know they are working 
cm the. case, and not seeking publicity by making some remarkable pro- 
found statement such as "I think it r s the work of foreign agents, to 
test us." Now there is some real thinking! 

Your book, T JMasters of Deceit" was very enlightening. There 1 s one 
thing I cannot understand. If communism is such a threat, and I believe 
it is, why are all these card carrying communists, fellow travelers, " 
etc,, permitted to remain in the U.S. , and even run for public office. 
Aren't these people advocating the overthrow of our government? Perhaps 
you have some literature on the subject you could send, or someone could 
explain in a few words, if possible, why this menace is, allowed to continue. 

Respectfully, 




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Enclosed is a copy of a communication 
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611 West Dean Place, Newport Beach, California. I 
thought you would be interested in his comments with 
respect to the i distribUtionof Mr. Hoover's book in ^<ua»~ 
nlefarea. 

Sincerely yours, 



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I have received your letter of May 29, and I 
am most appreciative of your kind comments about my book, 
"Masters of Deceit." Because of your reference to the 
distribution of my book in your area, I am taking the liberty 
of forwarding a copy of your communication to its publishers, 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. * 383 Madison Avenue, 
New York 17, New York. 

I was interested in your observations about 
the communist menace, and in the event they may be of 
assistance, I am forwarding, under separate cover, several 
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Miss 6andy~- 



As you probably know, we here in Orange County *j> 
unies" awareof us, Your"Masters of Deceit" 



are making the "Commies ^^ 

is the most important "eye opener" available. However, we find " 
it increasingly hard to buy, as the distributors seem to insist 
thatthere is little call for the book, and grudgeingly place, about 
6 at a time on the racks. If we turn the tide for God and Country 
it is my humble opinion that your book, and, mostly "your integrity" 
writ have been one of the greatest helping factors. 

In seven weeks I have awakened from complete * 
"apathy" to a dedicated fighter for God & America. May God be with 
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Sincerely^ 



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Newport Beach, Calif 
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y/Wght-Pattercon Air Force Base, Ohio 

Dear Colonel Fleischer: 

Mr. Edmund D. Mason, Special Agent 
in Charge of uur Cincinnati Office, has forwarded to me 
a photograph depicting yOu holding a. copy of my book, 
"Mafltn yg of tkcnit. " while presenting to lieutenant 
Colonel l l a plaque for outstanding security 

accomplishments at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. 
He requested that t autograph this photograph, which I am 
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your program tor distributing "Masters of Deceit" to 
the Air Force Logistics Command. I wish to eatress 
my gratitude to you for such action and for your continued 
interest in this Bureau. 



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ATTENTION SAC: Reurlet 6-5-61. Enclosed are two copies of a 
photograph you forwarded by above letter. A dull copy suitable for 
autographing was made from this photograph. 

NOTE: No information could be located in Bufiles identifiable with 
Colonel Wade. M. Fleischer. Because of Colonel Fleischer's active 
interest in the FBI and his Cooperation with the Cincinnati Office, he 
is being placed on the Special Correspondents' list. ^ $*» 



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Mr. Sullivan . 

Mr.. Tavel^ 

Mr. Trotter, 

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Mr. Ingram «„„ 
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Attached photograph depicts WADE M. FLEISCHER, Colonel 1 , 
USAF r Assistant for Security (PM) , Office of the Inspec tor Gen eral, 
Wright- Patterson Air Force Baser presenting to Lt/Col. T" I 
I l a plaque for having an outstanding security program at 
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the first of 2,000 copies of 
MASTERS OF -DECEIT distributed through the Air Force Logistics 
Command* 

Apparently the plaque for outstanding security program 
is an award for security accomplishments, and it appears that 
the use of MASTERS OF DECEIT was an innovation which added some 
luster to the security program. 

Colonel FLEISCHER is a very good friend of the FBI. 
He will do almost anything in the world for us. He carried the 
ball in having the Air Force buy the 2,000 copies of MASTERS OF 
DECEIT. He does not hesitate in the slightest to call SAC, at 
home on Sundays if there is something he believes of interest to 
FBI, or to receive calls from FBI at any hour*. 



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felt it desirable to autograph one of the photographs and mail j&k / ' 
it back to FLEISCHER, I am certain he will be very grateful. 1r 
Either way, we can expect continuity and intensification of 
his cooperation. nrt£ a* 

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Your letter of June 5, with enclosure, has 
been rec eived, and your thoughtfiilriess in bringing; Dr.[ 



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to my attention is appreciated, I am sending ^ 



of thanks. 



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I waht to thank you for your kind comment 
regarding ,? Masf ers of Peceit Tr and your confidence in the 
work ; pei»for6ied by this jBureau, 

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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
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Dear Mr .Hoover: 

I kryow th at you will be happy to know 

Pastor of the 1st Baptist Church 



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/p*n L uddock ,) r^comiaenaed to his congregation your book 
^ -f ^Ma^t^rg ; " ^.J tefieAtii . In the course of his sermon he 
{said » l'"&ave been reading up. on Communism, I have just 
finished J.Edgar Hoover* s book Masters of Deceit, those 
I of you who ha vent read this book should do so". I expert 
there was a thousand present for thq evening services 
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10:00 am. Men's Coffee Break at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1102 Ave. K, with 

Noble James and a/c. Bowden, hosts. 
7:30 p.m, Boy Scout Troop 3 meeting in tta'Boys' Building. 

WEDNESDAY 

W. ML S. will meet in homes by circles as listed in The f First Baptist. 
6:00 p.m, Sunday.School Department Superintendents' Meeting in Adult 9 

department. , 
6:25 p.m. W. M. U. Auxiliary Meetings, 

Junior and Intermediate R.A. meetings. 
6:40 p.m. Department meetings and teacher improvement period. 

Extension Workers will meet bydepaftments for report meetings. 

Cradle Roll Section Workers will meet together. 
7:30 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study in the mahnuditorium. 

Church Choir Rehearsal ****** 

^THURSDAY 

^Btfni^^^ June 8 - 14. 

Church Visitation Day, During Vacation Bible School the Children's 
Room will be open al 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. to care fof*pre : school age 
children while parents visit. Visitation supper in the small din- 
ing room at 6:30. I 

7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 1 meeting in the Boys' Building. 

jSATURDAY 

9:00 . pan. Softball (Boys' Team) - First Baptist vs, Dunbar Hi-Y, 
Game played on Ave, Q North Diamond. 



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

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MR.ROYRAMSOUR MR. LATTMORE EWING REV J, T. HOLDING 

Church Administrator , Educational Director '* Assistant to tho Pastor 

MB. REX WEBSTER, Choir Director MRS. GERALD HARRIS, Organist 




MORNING WORSHIP. 10:45 A.M. 

Scriptural Call to Worship: 

Pastor: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands, 

People; Sorve the Lord with gladness, Come boforo His presence with 



Pastor: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts 

with praise; be thankful unto Him and bless His name, 
People: f|or ihe Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His iruth 
endurethio all .generations, 
Silent Prayer J 

Prelude: "Communion" «« „™..™.., „«..„„.„. Theodore Dubois 

Processional: "When Morning Gilds the Skies" 

Call to Worship and Response; 

The Lord Is In His Holy Temple, tet all the earth keep silence before Him. Amen. 
•Invocation - „ Dr. Grant 



Hymn No. 41, "To God Be the Glory" 

Welcome Visitors « rm „ . 

Announcements 

Hymn No. 263, "How Firm a Foundation" , 

Tithes and Offerings 



Congregation 
M Mr. Ewlng 



„„ Congregation 



Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name. Bring and offering and come 
into His courts. Psalm 96:8, 



♦Offertory Prayer 

Offertory Anthem: "I Talked to God Last Night" 



David W. Guion 



Last night I was weary and lonely, the world seemed a desolate place; so I wan- 
dered afar, fixed my eyes on a star, in search of a friendly face. The bells had 
just tolled midnight, when the rustling wings the silence broke; in the shadows 
I beheld a vision, and my lips trembled as I spoke. I talked to God last night, 
high on the top of a hill: His face shone bright with a holy light, and the world, 
like my heart, stood still. I talked to God last night: Through misty eyes I 
could see the mark of thoms His brow still adorns, while pierced hands stretched 
out to me. I said, "Master, did you dot the world with trees? Paint the rain- 
bow, and the bluebird's wing? Do you bid the sun to rise, sprinkle star-dust 
in the skies, and to cv'ry growing ; thlng bring the magic kiss of spring?" I talk- 
ed to God last night, begged Htovmy doubts to relieve; and as night turned to 
day I heard a voice say, "Believe." 



Scripture Lesson: Genesis 22:1-14 
Sermon: "DIVINE PROVISION" . 
Invitation Hymn 
Benediction and Ascription 



Bro, Bolding 

Dr. J, Ralph Grant 



Postlude 



Breathe the Holy Spirit into every heart Bid the fears and sorrows from each 
soul depart Amen. 

"En Forme de Carillon" „.„ 



Theodore Dubois 



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, TRAINING UNION, 6:00 PJf. 
(Attendance last Sunday, 584) 

EVENING WORSHIP, 7:00 P.M. 

Prelude: Hymn Arr., "Amazing Grace" (ExcelD ._-..„ 

Hymn . 

Prayer 

Everybody Sings . ... 

Welcome Visitors 

Announcements 

Tithes and Offerings 

Offertory 

Scripture Lesson: Rev. 14:6-7 



.Arr. 



Mr. Webster 
Mr, Ewing 



« Bro, Bolding 
Dr. Grant 



Sermon: "THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL" . « 

Invitation Hymn 

Benediction and Ascription 

God be with you till we meet again, 'ncath His wings protecting hide you; dally 
manna still provide you; God be with you till we meet again, Amen 



Postlude: "March in C Major" ...... 



Alexander Schreiner 



•Ushers will refrain from seating people. 



Notes and Announcements 

TODAY 

The flowers today are given by Mr..and.Mrs,<Cecil Sanders from the 
wedding of their daughter, Sharon. 

, The center flower arrangement is given by the children and grandchil- 
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin' Collier on their 50th wedding anniversary. 

MONDAY 
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Vacation-Bible School, Monday through Friday. 

7:00 p.m. College Open House at the Arnold Maekcr residence, 2110 Vicks- 
burg, 

Boy Scout Troop 9 meeting in the Boys' Building, 
7:10 p.m. Softball (Girls Teams) First Baptist Blue vs. Mackenzie Baptist 
9:30 p,m. Softball (Girls Teams) First Baptist Red vs. SWohn's Methodist. 

Games played on Ave. Q North Diamond. 



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Since reading THE NAKED COMSUNXST one month ago we have 
purchased 17 copies, and have distributed them among 
our friends and relatives, 

We believe it is ; imperative that every United States 
Senator &id Representative read it" now, and would like to 
know if a paper bound edition. eouldTTJe made or have 
portions put in the Appendix of the Congressional Record. » 

We have heard from several Senators and Congressmen that 
thay have received a copy from you or are reading it. 
We would like to know if there is some way, all of them -x^S 
could receive it. *j | 

We are sending a copy of V/. J. Lederer's .A.NAXXU3 OF SHEEP 
to every United States Senator, and wish we were financially 
able to send it to- every Representative and citizen of the 
United States. It is the author's answer to the UGLY AML.RICA&. 

We have also purchased numerous copies orMSTERS OF DECEIT— 

-J. Edgar Hoover, and XOU QM TfttJST A CO&lUhteT—D'r ; tfraa : ~ 

Schwars, and have them circulating. The latter book is to 
be placed in every High School and Junior High in the United 
States at a cost of $37,000. ** /"Wo 

Please advise us if you know of any way to get these books 
into more peoples' hands. Thank youj 



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TERS OF -DECEIT 




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i,SA JOHN W. KILL, Cincinnati, advises that the s 
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Mfc. 1 Conradl. 

Mr. Evans^C^" 
Mr. MaloncyGL 
Mr. Rosen.#L__ 
Mr. Sullivai 
Mr. Tavel_ 
Mr. Trotter. 
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Mr. Ingram. 
Miss GariVy. 



Ohio ^ Pastor, Mt> Healthy Christian Chtirch, has recently 
commented in favorable fashion in his sermons concerning 
MASTERS OF DECEIT , 

He has recommended to his paristtopers that the book 
be read in- order that they may understand the dangers of 
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meeting of all clergymen in Cincinnati* It will be recalled 
this meeting was sponsored by the U. S. Citizens Committee aid 
that Assistant Director W. C* SULLIVAN was the principal speaker 

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I have received your cordial letter of Juiie 9 
and wanjt to take this opportunity to thank, you for your kind 
comments; concerning my book, "Masters ot Dec0it y ,f as 
well as of iny administration of the FBI. 



It is reassuring to know that ypu agree with 
my position on the subject of capital punishment In response 
to your Inquiry, mj only desire is, to remain in my present 
capacity a£ long as I can be of service to the Nation, and it 
is my hope that our future endeavors will continue ta merit 
your support and approval. 



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wrote to him March. 10, 1961, when he inquired about the. John JBircK$3ociety. 
j At that, time we furnished him with 6 uprtb-date reprints dealing w^h 
' communism. Correspondent mentioned the newest .Supreme Cou^fc ruling 
and- points but, that Gas Hali says he will not comply with it but will go/to^i 

t i soo . jail- instead. The correspondent .sayjs, "Ihope we can oblige tljem. "■ Sin£e 

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Mr. Mohr. 
Mr. Callahan., 
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Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Sullivan 

Mr. Tavel 

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DIRECTOR, F. B. I. 

DEAR SIR, 



I would like to tell you how much I truly 
enjoyed reading your newest hook, "Maste rs of Deceit" . It is something that I 
feel should be read lay all Americans'. I have ordered a supply to give to friends 
who have not as yet read it. 

Also, I have heard on more than one occassion 
that there is a movement afoot to again smear you and your sincere fight to main- 
tain our freedoms. The story I heard revolves around your stand on Capital punish 
ment. I read your statement the other day and wish to say that I am in firm agree 
ment with you. on this. 

True Americans everywhere are worried about 
any such movement. We feel you are our strongest leader in this fighta against 
Communism and the thought of your stepping down gives us chills. W9 want you to 
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Supreme Court ruling. I see where Gus Ball says they will not comply but will go 
to jail instead; I hope we can oblige them!! 

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DearMrs^Sbamei f^keA^Jt/j^ 

Your, letter of June 3, 1961, with enclosure, has 
been received, and I was interested in reading your communication. 

In response to your request, it is indeed a pleasure 
to forward to your daughter here in Washington a copy of my book, 
"Masters of Deceit, " which I have autographed ,for her. The amount 
you forwarded is sufficient and a copy of the book was purchased. 



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NOTE; Mrs.. Dame enclosed ^yith her letter a five dollar check. A telephonic 
check was made with the Boston Office regarding the reliability of Mrs. Dame. 

her e e was no derogatory information noted and it was determined that she is 
ItL years of age. A daughter, 53, lives yrith her in Duxbury, a^nd they enjoy a 
pod reputation. No information was rioted of a derogatory nature in the 
oston indices. A copy of "Masters of Deceit 11 was autographed by the DirectX 
on- 6-14-61 and it willbe forwarded to Mrs. Dame's daughter when cemented. 
The check is being m aintained u ntil the book is ready to send.,* T^^pe^re 10 
Agents riamedQ~_|and the Mr. | | to whom correspo^rifrref firs in t he 

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Mrs. I. L. Dame, Sr. 
I^epot Street 
//^South Duxb'ury, Massachusetts 



June 3, 1961 



J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, District of Columbia 

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I did a great deal of praying before I gained enough courag e 
to write you my recent letter. I wish I could have given your Mr. I b aore 

concrete information but Icouldn't do less and have a clear conscience. I 
enjoyed the visit with your representative and trust that he and his wife will 
come this way again so that we might show him this beautiful territb^y from 
here to the tip of Cape Cod. * 



and all of us. 



May 29th turned out a glorious day for our beloved President 



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Three or four years ago, the fair Committee of the Union 
Methodist Church of 20th Street, Washington, D. C. , syhich my daughter 
attends, wrote and asked you for a donation of one of your books autographed, 
personally, by yourself. My daughter bid, she thought, high enough and it 
was considerable. However, a Father bid high enough so his six year old 
n it and she said "That will mean a great deal to that boy when he is 



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They, also, requested a donation from Mra Eisenhower and 
she sent an engrving (steel) of the White House but it was un autographed. 
About a year before the past administration finished, I wrote to Mrs. 
Eisenhower asking if she would sign the engraving if I sent it back to he: 



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Fhe lovely, gracious Secretary[ 

/ould "forward it to he/she would take care of it. She did and, in returning 1 
the picture, she sent Engraved calling card of the Presidents which sheV/ 
thought would add prestige to the picture oflhe autographed £#eel engraving 
of the White JHouse. I was very gratefuli^p<f»^r/i2^b*^^2=^ ~£7 /J $4. 

St . 7f 9 REC* 1 «r JUN lO 1QRI °^ U 10 

It is not ihy^ntention to embarass youpr^take advantage pi 
hy situation but I am taking the liberty of e nclosi ng a ^ood^personal check 
for five (5) dollars to purchase one of your books if this is not sufficient, 
please advise me and I will remit balance promptly. If you will autograph 

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Miss Faith RJJBame 

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Washington 8 , D. C . 
you will earn both hers and my everlasting gratitude. 

This .letter, also, ne N eds no acknowledgement. Thank you 
Sincerely 
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; ' that you f ound^ lMasters. of. Deceit" ben eficial, and I appreciate your expressions* 

"■. of confidence in my administratxon oi this Bureau. It was jalso good of you to *© . 
|; • give me the benefit ol your pbseryationsi * * • * - , o 

In response to your inquiries, I would like to assure you that the 
PBI is continuing to vigPrpusly discharge, its. responsibilities in all phases of its 
investigatipns-T-subversive and criminal. As a fact-finding, agency, we dp not 
issue clearances or nonclearances! of any type, although, at the request of certain 
other Government agencies, iye do conduct investigations of individuals who are 
. being considered for employment in certain, sensitive positions. Results, of these 
investigations are furnished without evaluation. The question of whether Pr not 
these individuals are employed isa matter determined solely by the employing 
agency concerned. : „ • 

I regretthat I,cann6t/be of service with regard to your other 
inquiries inasmuch as it has always been my policy to refrain from injecting the 
FBI or myself into problems relating tp legislation.. Within* the Department "of 
Justice, questions pertaining to this matter aire strictly functions of. the Attorney 
Generali ' . ' 

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1909 INDIAN TRAIL DRIVE J^c 

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA 



May 28, 1961. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Congratulations on. your recent book entiilecU "Masters of Deceit". 
It was most interesting and answered many of* my questions on the how and 
why of the Communistic threat the nation and world is facing. 

A large group of interested citizens in our town are interested 
in keeping the country free and learning to know how this is being done by your 
organization^ the F.B.I. In your book so much.of the information and cases 
were. dated in the late 40 f s and early 50 f s. Hardly anything was mentioned 
about doing anythingto the Communists as far as, uncovering them, halting them 
or prosecuting them as were the top leaders of the party sometime ago in 1949. 

In your book you mentioned the Internal Security Act of 1950 and the 
Communist Control Act of 1954, etc. yet we never read in. the paper of any one 
ever being arrested or questioned under these laws. Are they so weak and 
ineffectual that they are of no use? If this is so no wonder the party is so free 
to move all over the country. 

Why haven't the, top leaders again been arrested and the Communist 
fronts closed. In your book you say the party is greatly weakened by the closing 
*' X of their; frontal| organizations, -if so wouldn't this be a staring point? I know 
you 1 re probably saying thai this ^deprivation of personal liberty and freedom, 
but Communism.is. eventually out, to.do, this, to ,us to. Why fight with fire. 

In a recent booklet by Fred Koch, some, very alarming; statements 
are made to the effect that 30 to 50% of the country is under some degree of % 
Communist control. We have also heard that at least 1/3 of, the top lechelon * 
of authority in the Health, Welfare and Education Dept. are either Communis a < 
or have leanings that way. Now it doesn't sound to me that the people of the \/lf 
U. S. are so lethargic as the government gi this country. Why aren't these \ / * 
people checked into before they are given a free reign, to corrupt the minds of 
our children and people. 

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Also in Koch 1 s "A Business Man looks at Communism, " he 
states that the Supreme Court has thwarted the willof Congress as regards 
Communists* Hav^ they even gotten to our Supreme Court? If the Supreme 
Court won't help) the citizens of tlis country to fight the Communists, it does 
seem that there is little the people can do to helpi themselves. In, our ."discussion 
on Communism among, our group of friends, many of the men who haye been in 
service said that they felt sure they were given more intensive security checks, 
than most of the governmental employees receive. We think this is true 
especially of graduating college seniors who are to commissioned officers into 
the services. 

In your book. you offer as a solution/to the Communuist Movement; 
awareness, national pride, clean living, etc. To all of this I wholeheartedly 
agree, but do not feel that it is enough and that the people of this country cannot 
do it alone. We need help from a law enforcement agency such as yours. Why, 
Mr. Hoover, are these. Communists left loose to organize, infiltrate, and defile 
our country. Are your hands tied legally :^o that you cannot at least get them 
out of our government, or won't the politicals let you get in and "clean house" 
to<save their own hides and reputations? 

Thank you for your time, and your years of devotion, to thecause 
of keeping America a good place to live. I hope you are given, more of a free 
reign in, this red threat to put these men out of influential places* 

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comments about my administration of th^ FBI $nd my 
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autograph yotir copy of the book if you will forward it 
to m§f. 

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interested in' your observations in this regard; It is iny 
firm belief that a broad Tcnowledge o| the objectives and; 
operations of the communist conspiracy is essential if 
Americans ire to effectively resist its influence, and 
your endeavors in this connection are most encouraging, 

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Federal Bureau of. Investigation for many years-j but only in recent, 
months; has; a: full realization of the? importance;- of: your work been 
brought home to me. l~have seen."Operatioa. Abolition", I. have; reads 
"Communist Targete- South " and ^Masters of Deceit)'* t was; literally-— 
shocked into an increased awareness of what the- Communists? are; doing 
to, undermine our. nation* I °" 

Sparked by the. information Ir got out, of "Masters; of Deceit", . 
I. began to readumore and more, aboutetha Communist; menace?, drawing- Ion 
the.- publications of the.- House; Un-American Activities Committee, the 
Senate Internal Securities; Committee,, and, other materials; from the' 
Governments printing office* X feel that; one: of the major reasons why*~" 
so many of our, boys^in Korea- succumbed to the. brainwashing of the; Ll 
Communists, is because they did. note know the- nature of the enemy they"' 
were supposed to fight. Because of this], . 1 wante to inform myself as; 
thoroughly as. I can and then dissipate my information to the persons 
with whom I come into contact j to acquainte them with the: dangers; and. 
tactics of the Communists^ 

The Communists have made no secret: of the fact that, they are- 
out, to discredit you and the Federal Bureau of .Investigation and all 
other groups engaged, in exposing their lies- and! propaganda. By the 
very fact that they are engaged, in such violent! oppostion to you, is; 
P k °f °£ h % f f f ectl venessi of the FBI. in holding the Communists* in 
check. May God grant. you along life so that, our country can be made 
5E e «£2\!: h ! enemies w f° l rould destroy it. r jpin the thousands who: 
who pray that; your eventual successor may have the same, qualities of 
strength, courage: and refusal to compromise with tyranny. 

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I I autographed, by you. Could this be arranged if i! wriTrslttpWteolr- 
/ / to you and included, appropriate postage for its:, return? 

l^Ky* mth continued support, I remain $> ^ - ^ d ^ji^±^l^0 

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Your letter dated June 8, 196I> has been 
received, and I want to thank you for your thoughtful message 
and for your generous evaluation/of my book ^Masters of 
Deceits I am also glad to know that you enjoyed visiting 
our Houston Office* 

In response to your request, t regret it> inform 
you. that the increasing demand for our publications, together 
with our budgetary limitations, precludes my forwarding reprints 
irt the volume you requested* I am, however, sending you, under^ 
separate cover* ten copies each of various items currently avail-*** 
able for distribution, arid I hope that they will be of some aid to o 
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of publications should be referred to the! Bureau by ycuxa^ffice, furnishing 
the background of the individual making the request arofcmcluding 
the channels of dissemination contemplated. We hawteeh: receiving more 
requests for reprint material than our budgetary U^ations^tU allow, and 
we also do not wish to glace our publications in the hands&f'Snatical 
right-wing groups or those 1 ^h^are t cjirifently prgwe to advj&ate vigilante action 
in combating communism. Currently, requests^from persons affiliated with 
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Communists Are After Our Minds 
Communist Blusion, and Democratic Reality 



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Dear Mr. Hoover; 

I Had the pleasure Monday of visiting 
the Houston branch of the F.B.I. 

. _ V I enjoyed, very much, talking with a 
Mr. Calstnu He seems to be a very nice, friendly 
persofc.. 

Mr Calam gave me sojne literature on 
Communist activities written by you and put out 
by the F.B.I. He also told me to write yuu 
for additional copies since his were limited. 

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The Communist Menace r Red Goals and Christian Ideals 

Communist Party, USA 

The Communist are After Our Minds 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 

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Struggle on A New Plane r 

America-Freedom's Champion 

Breaking the Communist Spell 

God and Country or Communism? and any other material f£jj 

on this subject which is available in quanitiesi ^-,-.#0 

believe that our chance of helping h3* 
our country is in knowledge of our enemy. Q : ' 

I have enjoyed your book "Masters of Deceit" % 
very much. I wish every American had a copy. 

Thank you so much, Mr. Hop ve r gj^dj aafa^S^d 
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I want. to acknowledge with appreciation jrour 
gracious letter with^eference to my comments on 
your splendid book/~"Masters of Deceit 11 . 

For sometime now, t have felt compelled 
to alert my people to this increasing threat of 
communism. I have a conviction that every minister 
should stand up and be counted in this hour of national 
peril and need. By the hundreds, our people are reading 
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One Nations Response Jo Communism 

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trying to encourage, my friends to read it and have given, out 
quite a few copies, In this day few voices call out to Americans 
to reveal the true nature and methods of the communist conspiracy. 
I'm glad your f s has, you- have my support, and please continue; 

I would appreciate any additional information you could send. In 
the paper the other day I read that the party has a new plan;td 
"bring America ,to v her knees. " How soon can you-release to the 
public any new policies, they will follow? 

Also^ have you considered a nation wide TV press conference, in 
which you might reveal their techniques, and plans for a vanquished 
free U. S. A; ?! We hear about their overt arid covert tactics in every 
other nation, but no oneiells us oiva nation wide scope that they are, 
and how they are working in our own country ., The grass roots 
movement is .growing to spread this word about, but it would 
certainly be encouraged: and, assisted by, let's say, a weekly brief 
by TV and radio. ... and news release, 

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ffJS 8 --! 8 ?**?*,* Communism, it .is quite natural that r-may hiirLSL 
general knowledge of the subject although I realise that^tLreViTT? 
no such a thing ^s becoming ah EXPERT, for, it is "an everchaiigihg /& 
plot for destruction of pur so-called-'CIVIIiKATIONv. ~" C^_ /ft „ 7 „ 

«t, ia'-' i ?^Y in S. a traihing^'in Engineering, it is; quite natural' I 
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wote^o thefEditor of -The TriBune? r%£l, marked Sat S* printed 
^and deleted^ Of cours> 1 -know how the^PBESS is dominated bv the 
.MASTER pr©ECEIT, and to be perfectly gank jriSf^aS, 1 Z more 
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f£?£ t?^b?°» e one might, ask a question; that they would hot dar.et 
.^plhaver answered in. their paper. . " -»••*'' ' ' • 

Jv , „ fl! Can you ^rufc^wily- say that ;ybu>rote every word' in vour 
book? Since you write about the MasterLof Deceit on' ontf hand anT 
then aover^up for the DEQEIVERS*. I for \b,he reader, am compelled $>d 
tn do *W> of - wondering at my youthful age of 77 years youhg. t 

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4 n9 ??^ f^.^S- ,The **** fi not *° be found- in them, and faife.. 
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fche bajac; truth behind Communism and how it had it's origin; ^th&S" 
fts not v re.ady to join in the! fight. ' .6 ...* *««*, 

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and Communism continues to grow;.. Letr s ge£ to the, bottom 6f the 
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Dear- Editor:- * 

. *mo. rooPnfc jtmm letter, * r 3,403 SHOTS OF (TKiJTit) "&!».■. 

disqiosea,' a great wato pf well jao^xMs effort, £or tho jsveraca pf 

the recipients tfill novo* profit by what &r s ». ftooypr's book* "15ASTEr*S 

OF Tti$tfE&. Talent disclpac* The" book lacks tW^furioohonta^ truths 

abpiat Cd;iI«103Ii§£I> nor does It disclp34 who. tho ''KAStEERS"- woro. oi? lyjw 

or V?hon thoy began, thoir conniving put?, in; the open, pno. fciots aro , 

that X knpvr of no student *>f (Jonsunicm thai bol^lfeyes. that &?•- Hoovor- 

wroto the entire; book* As" a" (SpftWjl) ;SERtJi# it la posiparablo £0 an - 

applipatiDon-of Vaseline; t,P an; old ^oroflt fciay .soften thp scat?. 

Xpfc'a hope, that put cf tho 3*403 recipients* that thero 
aro 34 sPadcrs. that bpp.09310 curious enough to. die down to thp bpfctoft 
9ft' ^CO^piHStt and it is: orieinVith o^thu^iasja, pnpu^a tp sifl the fight, 

tTuat thy ?rbsidpnt Kennedy and, JKSpuschev 'had to iaaet 
in Vionna,, whore. Oojssluni^liad: it's birfch on "Fob-. l-fcth, 1806 "ia oner 
$$s$ the books', ^'hon thorb vcvq thousands of other places, tp xspot^ 
Da yeu Jicyo tho answer? Could it bo possible that j&;« Hoover doers, 
■not ki&w tfh>the. na3T£ES ,r are? Hard to believe* If so. 




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Your letter of June 14 ; 1961 has been 
receiyedyand I appreciate your advising me 
that in the future correspondence concerning 
"Masters ot Deceit" should be addressed to* 
you. 

t regret that y ou 4 f ailed to receive the 
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of information furnished, and aeknowledgmentof receipt of this communica- 
tion only has been made.' Your office is instructed to ascertain his identity- 
and reputation. through brief f discreet, inquiries, limited to public sources 
and established contacts, insuring that he not become aware of the Bureau's 
interest*, forward? desired datauhder same caption, your reply to reach 
the Bureau'no later than 6-2i-6l. 



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June 12th, 1961 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Justice Department 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Two years ago I was awarded an autographed copy 
of your book, ''Masters of Deceit" as a prize for an essay on 
- Communism. Recently, I have had the misfortune of lending it 
to someone who lost it. It meant a lot to me and I was wondering 
if it would be possible to get another copy with your autograph 
on it. I would appreciate it very much if you would let me know 
the best way of going about it. 

Thank you, 



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Your letter of June 12, 1961, has beenbrPught 
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.In.response to your inquiry, this Bureau does 
hpt have available for distribution copies/bf my bobk ffiMasters._ 
ot Deceit. tf bu t if ypu'would like to secure 4 copy and forward 
it to me , I will be jgiad to autograph it for ypui \Ka copy is riot 
available in your local bookstores, it is suggested that you 
contact its publishers, Holt, Rmehaft and, Wmstoh, 383 Madison 
Avenue* New York 17,. New York.> - 



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Milford, Connecticut 
June 13, 1961 



Mr. J* Edgar Hoover, Director 

Federal Bureau of investigation 

Department of Justice 

YJashington, D. C. ' 

Dear Sir, 

Enclosed is an ad that appeared in the Milford, > 
Connecticut "Citizen", Sunday, June 11, Please/ 
note that thq' sponsor^ of this ad recommend the 
reading of your "book, "Masters of Deceit." 

I vjould appreciate it, if you could take the time 

Ito peruse the body of this ad. I am sure that 
you do not subscribe to tie thoughts concerning, 
our public schools and the institutions X>f 
politics in this- country. 

I hope that by bringing this to your attention, 
you will at least correct the impression that 
readers of our local paper may get. 




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Mr. Ev; 
Mr. Malone. 
Mr. Rosen. 
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NATION'S DECLINE FOUND ROOTED IN PUBLIC SCHOOL 



? The j saga of federal spending 
is to be added to the curriculum 
of public schooldom It should* 
arouse the .anger of the elector- 
ate. We ; do not want something 
public schooldom can educate. We 
want something to* educate pub- 
lic schooldom. 

In 60 years ^United States 
has fallen from the-position,pf 
the most powerful, -virile, richest 
nationlo the "status of national" 
suitide. The Iwo partners that 
have accomplished this reversal 
of 200 years of upgrowth into de- 
cline are the abcess of Washing. 



ton andjublic schooldom that 
has fastened. its stagnation in the 
life blood of a nation that had 
everything - courageous spirit,, 
fear of 'God, , love of right, and 
independence, tiate of 'oppression 



and vigor of Wealthy bodies seek- 
ing adventure no matter what tlie 
perils or strains. Today we are 
abject. We,' on whom- all the 
world has depended since the 
start of the century, are. viewed 
now with frightened eyes by a 
world ttiat'^knbws without our 
strength' they can J be taken- by 
any robust enemy-by telephone! 
How can a virile nation become 
corrupt in 60 years, after 200 
years of hard working existence? 



What has happened ,to us, who 
were once so brave and eager? 
If public schooldom Is not our 
enemy we have no enemies. The 
12 years we spent in school have 
formed us : into lumps of clay 
suited for the' molding hand any 
designing leader finds it worth- 
while, money-wise and never any 
other-wise. 

WeJeave school all brainwash- 
ed for pressure^ groups of every 
, sort, Nobility of soul and cupidity 
M of mind, of, desires;' do not sit 
together on the-throne of right. 
The^e* is' something c Very .wrong 
with\us that we'pass laws stulti- 
fying our genius men, enchain- 
ing them with stultifying methods 



of business and living and "pcli* 
tics. Politics, which is intellect 
on a binge of self-satisfaction 
with- our own wisdom over God 
■and everything* else - a sorUf 
opium drug of straight thinking. 
It rings a bell in our quiet coun- 
tryside- and pours^poison into our 
veins without consent. 
We have gotten awayfrom reli- 
gion where reverence holds. la 
politics m enter the field ot hu* 
juan cockiness and there is noth- 
ing to restrain its excesses. We 
are political fodder 'without the 
'guidance of reverence. The young 
feel it! They start early with 
"whats f the use" fat the* thought 
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READi MASTERS OF DECEIT, BY Q. EDQAR HOOVER 

READi BENDING THE TWIG BY RUDp 

sBEADk BRAINWASHING IN THUIGH SCHOOL .BY MERRILL ROOT 






HEADQUARTERS: "BRIDGEPORT, CONN. - ■ > 

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7:40 
H) Sermonette 

7:45 
* (4) Modern Farmer 
, (5) Adventures In Japan 
' * 8:00- 

(3) The Big Picture 
(5) Man and His Problems 
(7) Cartoon v Festival 
- (8) University of the Air 
8:15 
(2) Previews 
(5) Light Time 

(2) Give Us. This D*v 
8:25 
News 
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8:30 
My Little Margie 
The Christophers 
Light Time 
This Is The Life 



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8:45 
Library Lions 
Cartoons 



9:00 
< (2) Once Over Lightly 
13) Plays of Shakespeare— Commen- 
tary on "King Lear." 
35) Wonderama (until 1 p.m.) 

(7) Q. T. Hush 

(8) The Christophers 

11) Let's Have Fun. (Until 12:30 p.m.) 



(4) Protestant 



9:15 
Fourth 
9:30 



il) Way To Go 

23) Understanding Our World 

(4) Let's Talk About God 

(7) Rocky and HIsFrlends 
(6) Christian Science 

9:45 
T4) Jewish Fourth R 

(8) Americans at Work 
_ _ 10:00 

»tf) (3) Lamp Unto My Feet 

*(4) Gardener's Almanac 

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Life." 
J(8) This Is the Answer 
(13) Religious Program 



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(2) (3) Lock Up and Live 
(4) The Pfttistant Heritage 

(7) FoeusjT 

(8) Living), tford 

(13) Builders Showcase 

If8) Light 'iie 10J45 
A 11:00 
(2) U.N. h Action 

3) The Seeitrs 

4) Searchlfgit 
4 7VW Faphfor Today 
t!3) Datelinl: Washington 

I 11:05 

(9) News, J/eaiher, Almanac 
' *" .' 11:15 — 

(9) Let's look At Congress 
11:30 



Mo&t* Thr ° 



"Under the Southern 
Cross" 5 

(7) This IS the Answer 

(8) This 0*jr Faith 

(9) Selene*' 
(13) Briefinj Session 

(8) Retrosriet 

Afternoon 

12:00 
(2) Keynofts 
(3 Herltast 

(7) Tommy Seven Show 
8) People fn the News 

(9) Oral Roberts 
(13) Movle-**DiplomaiIc Passage" 

12:30 

(2) Accent 1 

(3) We Believe 

(4) Youth^forum 

(7) Barney IBear and his Friends 

(8) Pip the Piper 

(9) Christian Science 
(11) Encounter — religious film 

I 12:45 
(9) Evangef Hour 
. 1:00 

2) MovIe-4'Here Come the Waves" 

3) Your Community 

4) "The Rocking Chair" 

5) Movie—'Wing and a Prayer*' 
{7f Directions '*l 

(8) Builders Showcase 
(11) Continental Miniatures 
(13 Movle-f'Tangler Incident" > 
! 1:15 
Your Senator In Washington 
Congretslonol Conference 
f 1:25 
(3) Congressional Viewpoint 
' _ 1:30 

(3) BasebaB— Red Sox vs. Minnesota 
at Bostoa 

(4) Frontiers of Faith 

(7) Sunday Playhouse — "Breaking 
the Sou&d Barrier*' 

(8) Highway Patrol 

(9) MovIe-"Rlver Lady" 
(11) Sportsman's Club 

1:00 

(4) Movie-"My Outlaw Brother'* 
(11) (8) Basiball — Yankees vs. Los 

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2:30 _ 

(2) Movie— "Rangers ot Fortune" 
(13) Request Performance — "Block- 
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3:00 

(5) Movie-"Llfeboat" 

(9) Movie— (See 1:30 Showing) 
3:30 



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(3) ivanhoe 

(4) Meet the Press 

(5) Movie— "The Unfaithful" 
(5) Movie — "Shoot First." 

(7) Ivanhoe 

(8) International Zone 

(9 Movie— "Blood on the Moon" 
(13) Picture of the Week — "The 
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6:30 

(2) (3) The Twentieth Century 
(4) Recital Hall 

(7) Walt Disney 

(8) Sea Hunt 

7:00 

(3) Lassie 

(3 Mr, Ed 

(4) Shirley Temple Show: "Baa, 
Baa Black Sheep" 

|11) Plonters 

7:30 

(2) (3) Dennis The Menace 
(7) (8) Maverick 

(9) Movie— "Forbidden" 
(11) Aqua-Lung Adventures 
(13) Documentary Theatre: The Next 

of Kin" 

1:00 
(2) (3) The Ed Sullivan Show — 

(4) National Velvet — Lori Martin 

(5) Medle 

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(11) Air Force Adventure 

8:30 

(4) Tab Hunter Show 

(5) A Way of Thinking — Dr. Al- 
bert Burke 

(7) (8) Lawman 
(11) City Detective 

9:00 
(2) (3) General Electric Theatre — 

(4) Chevy Show (Color). 

(5) John Crosby Show 
(7) (8) Rebel 

(9) Schaefer Theater of the Amer- 
icas: "With a Song I Die" 
(11) Movie— "Date With Disaster" 
(13) Report to the People 

t.*30 
(2) (3) Jack Benny 
(7) (8) The Asphalt Jungle 
(13) Report to the People 

10:00 
(2) (3) Candid Camera 

(4) Loretta Young how 

(5) Prospects of Mankind 
(13) Open End 

10:30 
(2) (3) What's My Line 
(4) This Is Your Life 
(7) (8) Winston Churchill Memoirs 
(9) Art Theatre— "Man With a Gun" 
/ll) Code Three 

11:00 
(2) (3) Sunday News Special 

(4) News and Weather 
(7) (8) News 

(11) Movie— "The Devil's Brother." 

11:05 

(5) MovIe-"Act of Love" 



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(4) Direct Line 
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Youth Wants to" Know 
3:45 

(2) WCBS-TV Views the 

4:00 
New York Forum 
Open Mind 
Elchmann on Trial 
(13) I Led Three Lives— Richard Carl- 
son. 

4:15 

(3) Yesterday's Newsreel 

4:30 

(2) American Musical Theatre— Jim 
,„ Morske, host 

(3) International Zone 
(7) Issues and Answers 

(9) Movie - (See 1:30 Showing) 
(13) Streets of Danger 

5:00 
(2) Ted Mack's Amateur Hour 

3) Playhouse 3 

4) Invitation to Art 

5) Sheriff of Cochise— John Brom- 
field. 

(7) (8) Matty's Funday Funnies 
(13) Combat Sargeant 

, 5:30 
(2 J (3) o.f Ce.7cge_Bow1 , 



11:10 
(5) News Headlines 
(8) Weather 

11:1$ 

(2) Movie ^- "Tarzan's New York 

Adventure/* 

(3) Movie— "Honeymoon In Ball* 

(4) Movie: "Dreaming Lips" 

(7) Movie— "Yellow Sky" 

(8) Adolf Elchmann Trial 

11:45 

(8) Movie— "Rage in Heaven" 

i*:00 

(9) Almanac Newsreel 

12:30 

(5) News Headlines. Call to Prayer. 

12:45 

(2) Movie— "Salty O'Rourke" 

12:50 

(3) News, Weather and Moment of 
Meditation 

(5) News 

1:00 

(4) Midnight Matinee — "Johnny 
One-Eye" 

1:45 
(8) News and Meditations 
1 2:30 

(4) Sermonette 





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Dear Mr, 



I have been informed by Mr, Edmund D. 
Mason, Special Agent in Charge of our Cincinnati Office, 
of your fine display of civic spirit with regard ta*he 
dissemination of a number of copies of my bookrlMasters 
of Decgit^!' at a recent meeting of the United States Citizens 
"Committees 

It was very generous of you and your 
company to support the program being carried on by this 
Committee, and I could not let the opportunity pass without 
e3q?ressing^my;deepest thanks. The spread of communism 
throughout the world is a matter of grave concern to my, 
associates and me, and your desire to help alert the public to 
the danger it presents to the free world is most encouraging 
to us. 

Whenever we *;can be of service to you, please 
do not hesitate to call on us. 



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